[US] Starbucks raises wages for majority of staff

[US] Starbucks raises wages for majority of staff
16 Dec 2020

Starbucks is increasing the wages of the majority of its staff this month. From December 14, all baristas, shift supervisors and cafe attendants hired on or before September 14 will get a 10 per cent increase in their pay. Employees who have been with the company for more than three years will receive an 11 per cent bump, ABC News reports.

In addition, the new investment includes a 5 per cent increase to all starting rates - in order to attract and keep new talent - as well as an increase to the premium the company pays above minimum wage in every market.

Jory Mendes - a Starbucks spokesperson - told ABC News that Starbucks has been a leader for nearly 50 years in providing "industry-leading benefits with a total compensation approach that is best-in-class for both part and full-time employees."

"Continuing in that tradition, this announcement is the next phase of the company’s commitment to ensuring the well-being of partners with one of the most significant investments to hourly pay in the US in the history of the company," Mr Mendes added. (Quote via original reporting)

He also noted that this news was communicated to Starbucks employees in early November. The wage increases apply to US company-operated stores only. The pay rises come into effect at a time when advocacy groups across America push for a federal $15 minimum wage, a move President-elect Joe Biden has expressed support for.

Source: ABC News

Starbucks is increasing the wages of the majority of its staff this month. From December 14, all baristas, shift supervisors and cafe attendants hired on or before September 14 will get a 10 per cent increase in their pay. Employees who have been with the company for more than three years will receive an 11 per cent bump, ABC News reports.

In addition, the new investment includes a 5 per cent increase to all starting rates - in order to attract and keep new talent - as well as an increase to the premium the company pays above minimum wage in every market.

Jory Mendes - a Starbucks spokesperson - told ABC News that Starbucks has been a leader for nearly 50 years in providing "industry-leading benefits with a total compensation approach that is best-in-class for both part and full-time employees."

"Continuing in that tradition, this announcement is the next phase of the company’s commitment to ensuring the well-being of partners with one of the most significant investments to hourly pay in the US in the history of the company," Mr Mendes added. (Quote via original reporting)

He also noted that this news was communicated to Starbucks employees in early November. The wage increases apply to US company-operated stores only. The pay rises come into effect at a time when advocacy groups across America push for a federal $15 minimum wage, a move President-elect Joe Biden has expressed support for.

Source: ABC News