Top web development experts in New Jersey have launched a campaign to improve their salaries and improve their work environment.
As part of the “Unite the Web” campaign, which began earlier this month, developers from top web development companies including Microsoft, Oracle and Facebook have asked developers to post a message of support for a minimum wage hike.
The message, which has garnered over 4,000 likes on Facebook, is an open letter to developers that is signed by the top web developers and other professionals who have worked in the industry for years, said CEO of the company and CEO of Unite the web, Chris Givens.
The initiative comes as more companies across the country are considering minimum wage hikes and a new law introduced in California in April allows employers to pay employees as little as $15 per hour.
According to Givans, Unite.
The web is a great industry and we all know it is growing at a rapid pace.
However, we all need to recognize the realities of our industry.
While there is still a lot of growth happening in this space, we must do more to support our employees, our communities, and our companies.
“Uniting the Web,” launched by Unite of the web and the nonprofit Center for Media & Democracy, calls for developers to join the “Team of the Future,” which includes those who have developed the platform, who are now employed by a company that is hiring, and who have “experience” and “talent.”
“The best way to help developers in this industry is to reach out to them directly,” Givins said.
The campaign has been signed by more than 2,000 developers and web developers from a variety of industries.
For example, the top developers from the film and television industries have signed the letter.