Amazon has announced increase the minimum wage for all US workers to $ 15 an hour from next month.
This policy will cover both seasonal and regular employees as well as employees employed in Amazon’s subsidiaries, such as Whole Foods. According to the company, the new policy will cover a total of 250,000 regular employees and 100,000 seasonal employees. Admittedly, this move is objectively addressed by a huge number of workers that have a particular impact on the business world
The decision to increase the minimum wage of US workers comes at a time when the company faces increased control over how employees are treated and paid for their employees.
Amazon’s founder and CEO, Jeff Bezos, explained why the company has decided to raise its employees’ minimum wage in a news release announcing the news, saying:
“We listened to our critics with extreme caution, and we thought about doing this. We are excited about this change and we encourage our competitors, like other big employers, to do the same. ”
The company’s existing benefits will not change even though the e-commerce giant has said it will abolish the RSU grant scheme (it’s a kind of allowance) for hourly employees and employees in the customer service department and will replace it with a new one.
It remains to be seen whether Amazon’s decision to do this generous act by raising the minimum wage will satisfy its critics, but surely this move is a step in the right direction for the company’s workforce, which would undoubtedly be jealous of it all employees worldwide.
However, despite the company’s great energy to generously reward its employees in the United States of America, this is not the case for the rest of the staff in other countries, which is even an enormous number. For example, it is estimated that only India has tens of thousands of employees, without counting European countries such as Germany, France, the United Kingdom and so on.