Walmart workers in NC have started receiving pay raises that put the new full-time average hourly wage in North Carolina at $13.02.
Walmart is giving pay raises to 23,644 associates in North Carolina for the pay period starting April 4th. The first pay check to include the additional income will be delivered on April 23rd.
With the raises, associates earn at least $1.75 an hour above the federal minimum wage and the North Carolina minimum wage.
This is the first company-wide increase in wages since its announcement in February to provide even more opportunity for its workers.
As of April 4th, all Walmart associates earn at least $9 per hour and by February 2016 all current associates will earn at least $10 per hour.
Walmart is also providing increased scheduling flexibility and control, and new training opportunities for continued growth and advancement beyond entry-level jobs.