Amazon is doing something great right before the holidays to encourage people to apply to work their in a huge time of need. They are raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour across the country!
This increase in wage will be effective starting November 1st. This 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.”
Let me give you an idea here of what minimum age is in different states:
Amazon is going to pay about $3 more than the California minimum wage level. And the idea is that other companies try to pick up this method. Maybe one day companies can be the ones setting these standards!