Target announces increase in starting wage

Target announces increase in starting wage Photo: KSTP-TV

April 04, 2019 07:23 AM

Thursday, Target announced it is raising its starting wage to $13 per hour in an effort to eventually offer $15 per hour by the end of 2020.

Representatives of the Minneapolis-based retailer stated they had seen "an incredible response from communities across the country" after the company announced it would increase its minimum wage offering.


In 2017, Target announced it was raising its hourly wage to $11. It then boosted hourly wages to $12 in 2018.

The company plans to implement the $13-per-hour starting wage in June.

In addition to increasing the starting wage, Chief Human Resources Officer Melissa Kremer said Target will "continue to invest in learning and development resources for our existing team members to help them grow their careers."

According to a Target representative, the company employs 29,607 people in Minnesota.

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