Amazon has announced that they will increase starting hourly pay for most frontline employees in warehouses and transportation.
Starting hourly will now be more than $19 an hour, far exceeding minimum wage in most areas and nearly tripling the federal minimum of $7.25 an hour.
The company’s minimum of $15 an hour for all hourly workers in the US remains unchanged. For those who work in Amazon’s customer fulfillment and transportation groups, pay increases to $16 an hour. In addition, the Seattle-based company is working on a program that allows employees to get paid more than once or twice a month.
Although it’s a breath of fresh air for employees of Amazon and those considering a job with the retail giant, it doesn’t come without a cost. A high cost.
A spokesperson explained that the company would cost nearly $1B in additional spending over the next year.
I’m sure this will be passed on to consumers instead of taken out of Amazons billion dollar pocket!
The problem is the consumer is lazy so Amazon will always win.
Yeah I don’t think I could live without Amazon at this point.