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The wage hike will go into effect as Amazon hires more than 1,00,000 holiday workers to pack and ship goods in its warehouses.(Picture for representation)

Amazon ups minimum wage to $15 per hour

By Associated Press | New York
PUBLISHED ON OCT 02, 2018 08:44 PM IST
Amazon, which has faced political and economic pressure to raise pay for thousands of employees, is boosting its minimum wage for all US workers to $15 per hour starting next month and said it will push for an increase in the federally mandated minimum wage, which now stands at $7.25 per hour.
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