Big announcement for workers at Amazon. If you're making less than $15 an hour, you will soon be making $15 an hour. It starts November 1st for all minimum wage employees (including temps hired by agencies). It has 250,000 of them. And they're hiring 100,000 more for the holiday rush.
Amazon also said it will lobby the federal government to increase the federal minimum wage.
Amazon co-founder and CEO said:
“We listened to our critics, thought hard about what we wanted to do, and decided we want to lead. We’re excited about this change and encourage our competitors and other large employers to join us.”
Amazon employs 2,500 people in Middle TN at the Lebanon and Murfreesboro distribution center.