Originally published in The Wichita Eagle on December 17th, 2015 by Bryan Horwath.
Walmart has announced that the average hourly wage for full-time employees in Kansas will be more than $13 by early next year, according to a news release.
As part of a $2.7 billion investment in its U.S. workforce spread out over two years, the retailer said it is raising wages and providing better training for employees. Walmart will invest close to $33.5 million in Kansas alone, which will result in 22,000 raises for employees in the state, according to the release.
By February, the average full-time wage for a Walmart employee in Kansas will be $13.02 per hour, while part-timers will receive $10.55 per hour on average, according to the release. In April, the retailer announced it would move its starting wage to at least $9 an hour.
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