Hobby Lobby announced today that it will raise the minimum wage for its employees to $17 an hour starting Oct. 1, 2020.
The federal minimum wage and Pennsylvania minimum wage is $7.25 an hour.
According to the statement, Hobby Lobby raised its minimum wage above the federal rate in 2009 and has since raised it 10 times in the past 11 years. In 2014, Hobby Lobby raised its minimum wage to $14 an hour.
Hobby Lobby founder and CEO David Green said, “We have always worked hard to be a retail leader when it comes to taking care of our people.
“From closing our stores on Sundays and at 8 p.m. the rest of the week, to providing some of the best pay and benefits in the retail industry, we are thankful that we are able to share our success with our valued employees and provide time for rest, family and worship.
These investments allow Hobby Lobby to attract and retain a great group of associates who in turn help provide the wonderfully unique shopping experience enjoyed by our many loyal customers.”
“Because this year has presented so many challenges to our employees, we are very happy that we are able to provide pay increases to thousands of our associates before the Christmas season.”
Hobby Lobby has 923 retail stores that sell arts, crafts, hobby, home accent, seasonal and custom framing products.
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