Amazon Will Boost Starting Pay Above $15 an Hour
NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon said Wednesday that it plans to give more than 500,000 of its workers a raise as it seeks to attract new workers. The online shopping giant, which already pays new hires at least $15 an hour, said it will start increasing pay between 50 cents an hour to $3 an hour starting next month. Those getting raises include warehouse workers as well as those who work in Amazon’s package sorting centers and other facilities. Seattle-based Amazon is the second-largest private employer in the U.S. behind retail rival Walmart.