Starbucks is Raising Wages for All U.S. Store Employees


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Should restaurants, in general, be paying their employees more during a pandemic?

Starbucks has something new to announce, and it's not a fancy new coffee or pastry.

It's higher wages.

Starbucks will be raising the wages of all U.S. employees working in the store, including baristas, cafe attendants, and supervisors.

Employees of the coffee giant can expect an increase in wages of at least 10%.

Those looking to join the company can expect a starting rate of at least 5% more than what was previously being offered.

Changes are expected to take effect on December 14.