Amazon Raises Minimum Wage to $15 for US Employees
On Tuesday, Amazon announced they will raise the minimum wage for all of their employees to $15 an hour. The move will take place in November. The increase affects more than 250,000 Amazon employees, including part-time and temporary workers. Some Amazon employees making more than $15 an hour will get raises as well. Until now, Amazon’s starting wages varied by location. Company CEO Jeff Bezos said, “We listened to our critics, thought hard about what we wanted to do, and decided we want to lead.” Will this move make you want to use Amazon more often? Do you already have Prime? Is there a move to raise the minimum wage in your area?