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Letter: Higher minimum pay will reduce jobs

A raise for fast-food workers will be on

A raise for fast-food workers will be on the table at a public hearing on Long Island next month. Credit: Getty Images

While I agree with increasing the minimum wage, it’s naive to think that it will not lead to job cuts and decreases in hours worked [“Higher wage is a vote for state’s working poor,” Editorial, April 5].

I was recently in a McDonald’s in Garden City, and they were installing an ordering kiosk that will decrease the need for order-takers. When business expenses rise, store owners will figure out a way to adjust.

Jack Schwartz, Bellmore