Home Depot Just Hiked Its Starting Pay

The increase in the average starting salary to $15 an hour goes into effect this month
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 22, 2023 1:00 AM CST
Updated Feb 22, 2023 6:01 AM CST
Home Depot Hikes Starting Pay to $15
FILE - A view of the exterior of the Home Depot improvement store, in Niles, Ill., Saturday, Feb. 19, 2022.   (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)

As the countrywide shortage of front-line workers continues, Home Depot is upping its average starting salary to $15 per hour. The increase for hourly workers went into effect earlier this month, NBC News reports. The home improvement chain says it is investing $1 billion in its hourly workers in the US and Canada. Other big retailers including Target, Walmart, and Amazon have also recently increased their average hourly wages, Forbes reports. As of December, more than 1 million of the 11 million US job openings were in the retail sector. (Read more hourly wage stories.)

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