Home Depot workers in Canada and the U.S. are about to get a pay raise – National

Home Depot announced Tuesday it will invest $1 billion in raising wages for hourly workers in the United States and Canada.

The Atlanta-based home improvement chain has announced that starting this month, all hourly employees will receive raises. Starting salaries will be $15+ an hour in all markets.

Home Depot is one of many major retailers to raise wages to attract workers in a strong U.S. job market with unemployment at its lowest level since 1969. Walmart announced in January that it would raise the average hourly wage to $17.50. Meanwhile, Target invested $300 million in his hourly wage hike last year.

The pay hike could also help launch a fledgling campaign to unionize its stores, which The Home Depot opposes. He filed for an election, saying workers weren’t benefiting from The Home Depot’s strong sales and stores were understaffed. bottom.

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Home Depot employs 437,000 people in the United States and 34,000 people in Canada. The majority are hourly workers, the company said. The company operates his 2,000 stores in the United States and 182 stores in Canada.

Home Depot Chairman, President and CEO Ted Decker said in an email to employees: Decker noted that 90% of the chain’s management team started out as hourly workers.

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