This D.C. home-cleaning service pays its employees a living wage of $16 per hour. Will it catch on?

This D.C. home-cleaning service pays its employees a living wage of $16 per hour. Will it catch on?

Aaron Seyedian is running an experiment.

He has launched a service to provide housecleaning services in the D.C. area and is asking residents to pay as much as $139 to have a spotless one-bedroom apartment.

That’s more than many of his competitors charge — at least $30 more, in one case. But Seyedian is making the case that this is not excessively expensive, given that he’s offering his workers something other services are not — a living wage. His newly launched Well-Paid Maids is giving workers $16 an hour, plus benefits…

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