Walgreens on Tuesday turned into the furthest down the line a major company to build its starting pay for workers to $15 an hour amid a nationwide push among organizations to draw in more employees.
The organization said in an explanation that the pay increment would happen in stages beginning in October, with the new beginning compensation expected to be completely carried out by November 2022.
Walgreens Boots Alliance CEO Roz Brewer said that the boost in compensation is being seen by organization pioneers as a fundamental interest in its labor force.
“I am extremely proud and grateful of the work our team members are doing across our 9,000 Walgreens locations serving our customers, patients, and communities each and every day,” she explained in a statement.
“Investing in and rewarding our team members is not only the right thing to do, but it’s also highly important to retaining and attracting a talented workforce, and to continuing to serve our critical role in community health care,” Brewer added.