Target is in the news for two reasons today: first they are raising their minimum wage to $15 an hour effective July 5th.
The increase goes to full and part-time hourly Target team members in stores, warehouses, and at the company headquarters.
The second headline for Target is in regards to the announcement that Juneteenth will be observed as a company-wide holiday.
Target distribution centers and stores will remain open and hourly workers will get time and a half if they have to work on Juneteenth.
Today we’re announcing that we’re permanently increasing our starting pay to $15 per hour for all U.S. team members starting July 5, plus additional benefits. Click for details: https://t.co/9GP02MMH4k Thanks, team! pic.twitter.com/C6jRDZ7SR6
— Target News (@TargetNews) June 17, 2020
.@Target is proud to recognize Juneteenth as an official annual company holiday. Hourly team members scheduled to work that day will be paid holiday premium pay as stores + DCs remain open. U.S. HQ locations are closed in observance. Click for details: https://t.co/Nlz0FHIifc pic.twitter.com/oZKjfldpbr
— Target News (@TargetNews) June 16, 2020
Target is raising its starting wage to $15 an hour, making it the first major retailer to permanently increase pay during the pandemic https://t.co/8Np1CY0DuX
— Abha Bhattarai (@abhabhattarai) June 17, 2020