October 2, 2018 / 10:13 AM / 21 days ago

Amazon to raise minimum wage to $15 for U.S. employees

Oct 2 (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc said on Tuesday it is raising its minimum wage to $15 per hour for all U.S. employees including full-time, part-time, temporary and seasonal employees, starting November 1.

"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. (Reporting by Arjun Panchadar in Bengaluru; Editing by Shailesh Kuber)

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