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Posted by: thepinetree on 10/02/2018 08:45 AM Updated by: thepinetree on 10/02/2018 08:45 AM
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Amazon Raises Minimum Wage to $15 for All U.S. Employees, Including Full-Time, Part-Time, Temporary, and Seasonal

Seattle, WA... Amazon today announced it is increasing its minimum wage to $15 for all full-time, part-time, temporary (including those hired by agencies), and seasonal employees across the U.S.—effective November 1. The new Amazon$15 minimum wage will benefit more than 250,000 Amazon employees, as well as over 100,000 seasonal employees who will be hired at Amazon sites across the country this holiday.




“We listened to our critics, thought hard about what we wanted to do, and decided we want to lead,” said Jeff Bezos, Amazon Founder and CEO. “We’re excited about this change and encourage our competitors and other large employers to join us.”

Amazon’s public policy team will also begin advocating for an increase in the federal minimum wage.

“We will be working to gain Congressional support for an increase in the federal minimum wage. The current rate of $7.25 was set nearly a decade ago,” said Jay Carney, Senior Vice President of Amazon Global Corporate Affairs. “We intend to advocate for a minimum wage increase that will have a profound impact on the lives of tens of millions of people and families across this country.”

Employees will continue to receive Amazon’s industry-leading benefits, including:

Comprehensive healthcare, including medical, dental, and vision coverage
Company-paid life and disability insurance
Up to 20 weeks of paid parental leave
401k matching
Career Choice, which pre-pays 95% of associates’ tuition for courses in high-demand fields, whether those jobs are at Amazon or another company
Career Skills, which trains hourly associates in critical job skills like resume writing, how to communicate effectively, and computer basics
With more than 575,000 employees worldwide, Amazon was named #1 on LinkedIn’s 2018 Top Companies list, ranks #1 on The Harris Poll’s Corporate Reputation survey, and #2 in Fortune’s World Most Admired Companies. To learn more about working at Amazon, click here.

To find out more about the new Amazon$15 minimum wage, click here.

About Amazon

Amazon is guided by four principles: customer obsession rather than competitor focus, passion for invention, commitment to operational excellence, and long-term thinking. Customer reviews, 1-Click shopping, personalized recommendations, Prime, Fulfillment by Amazon, AWS, Kindle Direct Publishing, Kindle, Fire tablets, Fire TV, Amazon Echo, and Alexa are some of the products and services pioneered by Amazon. For more information, visit amazon.com/about and follow @AmazonNews.


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No Subject
Posted on: 2018-10-02 09:23:30   By: Anonymous
 
Whoopee Doo! $15/hr is small potatoes when Amazon damn near gets free shipping with USPS.

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    Posted on: 2018-10-02 09:35:54   By: Anonymous
     
    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!! LYING, CHEATING, CROOKED HILLARY!!! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!


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    Re:
    Posted on: 2018-10-02 10:12:44   By: Anonymous
     
    It's a successful business model that can afford to pay its employees more.

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      Posted on: 2018-10-02 10:39:03   By: Anonymous
       
      No it's not.

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    Re: $15 Hr + BENEFITS
    Posted on: 2018-10-02 10:44:54   By: Anonymous
     
    So how much do you think these benefits are worth? Quite a bit.

    "Comprehensive healthcare, including medical, dental, and vision coverage
    Company-paid life and disability insurance
    Up to 20 weeks of paid parental leave
    401k matching
    Career Choice, which pre-pays 95% of associates’ tuition for courses in high-demand fields, whether those jobs are at Amazon or another company
    Career Skills, which trains hourly associates in critical job skills like resume writing, how to communicate effectively, and computer basics"


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      Re: $15 Hr + BENEFITS
      Posted on: 2018-10-02 13:05:16   By: Anonymous
       
      Wonder if Amazon will let their workers take potty breaks now?

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No Subject
Posted on: 2018-10-02 11:02:48   By: Anonymous
 
Big deal, these lefties should and could afford $50.00 an hr. , $15.00 is chump change and the heads of Amazon know this better than anyone!

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    Posted on: 2018-10-02 13:06:10   By: Anonymous
     
    15 bucks an hour ain't much if you're working at Amazon in Fremont,Ca.

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No Subject
Posted on: 2018-10-02 14:27:47   By: Anonymous
 
Go Amazon! It is a start and much needed.

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    Posted on: 2018-10-02 16:02:29   By: Anonymous
     
    $15.00 an hour and matching 401k. Should be an Amazon donation per hour
    . How many of those employees can afford putting a % of their income into a 401k?

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      Posted on: 2018-10-02 16:13:11   By: Anonymous
       
      Make all of the leeches on welfare work there , that's more than enough to buy their beer , pot and crank !

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