(MOBILE, Ala.) A little extra cash is on the way for some Mobile City Employees, and leaders say it's long overdue.
The city is preparing to shell out $2.5 million in just a few weeks. It's called Longevity Pay.
Full-time workers employed with the city for a year can expect to receive a $1,000 just in time for the holidays.
Councilman Jermaine Burrell says he had been looking for a way to give employees an economic boost during these tough times.
But, the question is -- exactly how will the city pay for it?
Councilman William Carroll says the money won't come from funds generated from the one cent sales tax.
"The $1,000 each employee gets was identified in $3.7 million which was additional revenue from the previous year as well as additional savings by the administration," says Carroll.
Employees can expect to receive the $1,000 in extra cash before Christmas.