Amazon is raising its minimum wage to $15/hr. Here’s what it could mean for Philly

October 2, 2018

Employees work at the Amazon Fulfillment center in Robbinsville Township, N.J. The company is boosting its minimum wage for all U.S. workers to $15 per hour starting next month.

By Staff

As Philadelphia continues to court Amazon for its second headquarters, the company, helmed by the richest man in the world, announced Tuesday that it would raise the minimum wage for all its U.S. workers to $15 an hour.

The change will affect 250,000 workers with Amazon and Amazon-owned Whole Foods, the company said, including full-time, part-time, and seasonal employees, as well as those hired by temp agencies. It’s not yet clear whether the increase will affect independent contractors, such as those who deliver for Amazon or Whole Foods.

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