The Minneapolis-based retailer began its efforts to raise its hourly wages in 2017, when the starting hourly rate was $11. The company plans to raise the minimum wage to $15 by the end of 2020.
The pay raise follows a trend by retailers making efforts to improve pay and, by default, enhancing their employee pool. Amazon announced in October it would bump its minimum hourly wage to $15 for all U.S. employees. In early 2018, Walmart raised its start rate to $11 an hour.