Walmart Boosts Starting Hourly Pay to $12 for Some Staff in Test

www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-01-24/walmart-boosts-starting-hourly-pay-to-12-for-some-staff-in-test

Walmart Inc. is testing out a higher minimum starting wage for certain jobs in hundreds of stores as part of a broader overhaul of roles and responsibilities across its massive U.S. workforce.

In the 500 or so stores that have introduced the retailer’s new operating model, dubbed “Great Workplace,” some associates in the fresh, front-end and replenishment areas will see their hourly pay rise from $11 an hour to $12, Walmart spokeswoman Jami Lamontagne said. Those roles, which Walmart has reclassified as “team associates,” include cashiers, shelf stockers and deli workers.