According to the Wall Street Journal, in order to attract front-line workers, Walmart (Walmart) is raising the wages of its hourly workers in the United States.
Walmart said in an internal notice to employees that starting next month, the starting salary for American workers in Walmart stores and warehouses will increase from $12 an hour (currently about 81 RMB) to at least $14 ( Currently about 95 RMB).
For comparison, Walmart competitors including Amazon.com (Amazon) and Target (TGT) have a minimum wage of $15 per hour (currently about 102 RMB).
U.S. media pointed out that these changes are the latest in a series of pay raises Walmart has made to close the gap with its competitors. A Walmart spokesman said the average hourly wage for Walmart hourly workers is currently about $17 (currently about 115 RMB).