Target is giving its workers a raise. Today Target announced that it would raise the minimum hourly wage for all employees to $11 starting from next month.
Target also promised to a raise its minimum hourly wage to $15 by the end of 2020.
This wage will also apply to those 100,000 seasonal employees who are anticipated to be hired later this year.
The $11 an hour wage is higher compared to the minimum wage in 48 states. It is the similar wage in Washington and Massachusetts.
Target CEO and Chairman Brian Cornell said: “Target has a long history of investing in our team members. We care about and value the more than 323,000 individuals who come together every day with an absolute commitment to serving our guest.”
“Target has always offered to market competitive wages to our team members. With this latest commitment, we’ll be providing even more meaningful pay, as well as the tools, training and support our team needs to build their skills, develop professionally and offer the service and expertise that set Target apart.”