Tess C. Taylor, PHR, The HR Writer
In a bold move, several big retail chains announced they’d be increasing worker wages
this spring from the federal minimum wage. Among retailers so far are Walmart, TJ Maxx, Marshalls, HomeGoods, and other TJX stores.
No doubt this announcement is part of an effort to boost the image of the retail industry while attracting and retaining employees with better compensation. It’s no surprise this effort follows a wave of highly publicized organized worker protests and lawsuits claiming these markets take advantage of cheap labor.