A worker stands in Starbucks in Midtown during the coronavirus pandemic in New York City on May 20, 2020.
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Starting December 14th, baristas, shift supervisors and cafeteria attendants will receive a minimum 10% raise if hired before September 24th. This emerges from an internal memo from CNBC. Employees who have worked at a company-operated location receive an increase of at least 11%. Starting wages will be increased by 5% to help cafe managers find more staff.
The coffee chain is known for providing its employees with more generous benefits and wages compared to other retailers and national restaurant chains. It already pays off above the minimum wage.
Business Insider first reported on the memo from Rossann Williams, president of corporate-operated Starbucks locations in the US and Canada. Williams wrote the memo on November 2nd, the day before the presidential election.
In March, Starbucks was among the companies that offered disaster payment As Covid-19 cases increased in the US, cafes reopened in the home market. The benefit was phased out.
The raise comes when voters support a higher minimum wage. Federal wages have been $ 9.25 an hour for more than a decade, and the restaurant industry expects an increase during Biden’s tenure as president.
But states and cities are more proactive. Last, Florida voted to raise its wage floor over the next six years until it hits $ 15 an hour. It is the eighth state to approve a minimum wage of $ 15 an hour and the second largest state to do so.