Amazon has come under criticism in the past for the way it treats its employees and now the company has announced that it is raising its minimum wage in the US to $15.
The new minimum wage will apply to all of Amazon’s staff, whether they are full time, part time, temporary and seasonal.
Amazon today announced it is increasing its minimum wage to $15 for all full-time, part-time, temporary (including those hired by agencies), and seasonal employees across the U.S.—effective November 1. The new Amazon$15 minimum wage will benefit more than 250,000 Amazon employees, as well as over 100,000 seasonal employees who will be hired at Amazon sites across the country this holiday.
“We listened to our critics, thought hard about what we wanted to do, and decided we want to lead,” said Jeff Bezos, Amazon Founder and CEO. “We’re excited about this change and encourage our competitors and other large employers to join us.”
You can find out more details about Amazon’s plans to change their minimum wage to $15 at the link below.
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