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Hobby Lobby doubles minimum wage for employees

10:31 AM, Apr 17, 2012   |    comments
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Oklahoma City, OK (KSDK) - Hobby Lobby Stores Inc. is raising its minimum wage for both full-time and part-time employees.

This is fourth consecutive year the Oklahoma-based arts and crafts retail chain has raised its minimum wage for employees.

Part-time workers will see a pay increase to $9 per hour. The wage for full-time employees will be nearly double the federal minimum wage: $13 per hour.

The federal minimum wage is $7.25 per hour.

Hobby Lobby has more than 15,300 employees working in more than 500 stores in 41 states.

Twenty-five U.S. states or territories have minimum wage rates the same as the federal rate. Eighteen states-as well as the District of Columbia-have rates higher than the federal rate.

Five states have no minimum wage laws.


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