Amazon rolls out broad-based pay raises for warehouse workers across its fulfillment network

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Amazon rolls out broad-based pay raises for warehouse workers across its fulfillment network
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  • Amazon workers of all types have been agitating for higher pay for years.
  • The e-commerce giant has about 750,000 warehouse workers in the US.
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Workers at Amazon warehouses across the country will receive hourly pay raises, the company told employees on Wednesday.

Wages will increase by roughly $0.50 to $1 an hour, according to workers at two facilities who were shown presentations of the new pay schedule and screenshots shared on social media.

An Amazon spokesperson did not immediately respond to questions about whether all of its nearly 750,000 US warehouse employees are getting a pay bump.

The company has nearly 900 fulfillment facilities in the country. Amazon has sought to balance trimming costs across its warehouse network with an increasing need to retain employees. The company admitted earlier this year that it had overbuilt during the initial onslaught of the COVID-19 pandemic. Executives are meanwhile worried that the company's high turnover rate will cause Amazon to run out of people to hire.

Amazon employees of all types have been agitating for higher compensation for years, adding pressure on the company to respond.

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These new warehouse worker raises the raises go into effect in early October, according to one presentation Amazon made to staff.

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