Amazon to Increase Minimum Wage to $15 Per Hour for U.S. Workers

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Amazon has announced that it will boost its minimum wage for all U.S. workers.

Officials from Amazon, which is based out of Seattle, Wash., announced on Tuesday, October 2nd, that starting in November all full-time, part-time, temporary, seasonal positions and employees from Whole Foods will see a wage hike to $15 per hour.

Some workers that are already making $15 an hour will also see a wage increase.

The hike will benefit more than 350,000 workers.

Amazon also says it will start pushing for an increase in the U.S. federal minimum wage of $7.25 per hour.

Newark is in the running to host Amazon’s HQ2, which would bring in 50,000 new full-time jobs.

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