Amazon will now pay all of its U.S. employees at least $15

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Amazon will now pay all of its U.S. employees at least $15

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Amid increasing public pressure, Amazon has announced it will be raising the minimum wage of all its employees in the U.S. to at least $15 an hour. The increase in pay for Amazon workers will kick in almost immediately, with the new $15 wage beginning next month.

According to a statement released today by the online retail giant, the wage increase will affect more than 350,000 workers. That number also covers over 100,000 seasonal employees who will soon be hired at by the company throughout the United States for the holidays. Amazon currently employs around 575,000 workers around the world.

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