The pharmacy large, which has almost 300,000 workers, mentioned Wednesday that it’s going to start rising wages for hourly staff this month and hit the $15 an hour mark throughout the corporate subsequent July. CVS may also improve beginning charges for positions equivalent to pharmacy technicians and name middle representatives above $15. Round 65% of CVS’s hourly workers already make greater than $15 an hour, the corporate mentioned.
Many retailers, eating places and different service sector employers are struggling to rent and have raised pay, supplied signing bonuses and expanded their advantages to drawn in staff.
“Attracting and retaining high expertise throughout our companies is essential as we proceed to redefine what it means to satisfy individuals’s well being wants,” CVS CEO Karen Lynch mentioned Wednesday.
The corporate additionally mentioned it not too long ago eradicated its highschool diploma or GED requirement for many entry-level jobs and plans to eradicate the GPA requirement for college recruitment to increase its labor pool.