Target is boosting its starting pay to $24 an hour for workers in some positions. According to ABC7Chicago, the Minneapolis-based retailer will increase its starting wage for hourly workers at its discount stores, supply chain facilities, and headquarters. Starting pay of $15 will remain in place for all other employees.
The pay boost is a part of the retailer’s plan to spend $350 million on its workforce. In addition, Target will expand its healthcare benefits for hourly employees. Beginning in April, team members who work a minimum of 25 hours a week will qualify for health benefits. Workers will also access medical and 401(K) plans 3-9 months sooner.