Home Depot Says It Will Raise Hourly Pay for US Workers


ome Depot said Tuesday it’s investing $1 billion in wage increases for its U.S. and Canadian hourly workers.


he Atlanta-based home improvement chain said every hourly employee will get a raise starting this month. Starting pay will be at least $15 per hour in all markets.


ome Depot is one of many big retailers who have raised pay to attract workers in a strong U.S. job market, where unemployment is at its lowest level since 1969. Walmart announced in January that it would be raising its hourly wage to an average of $17.50, while Target invested $300 million in hourly

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