Walmart testing higher minimum wage: report

Walmart last raised its entry-level wages for U.S. hourly employees to $11 in early 2018  

Jan 24 (Reuters) - Walmart Inc is testing out a higher starting wage for certain jobs in about 500 stores as part of an overhaul of roles and responsibilities in the United States, Bloomberg reported on Friday.

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FILE PHOTO: A Walmart employee helps a customer navigate a flyer at the store in Broomfield, Colorado November 28, 2014. REUTERS/Rick Wilking/File Photo

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The company would hike starting hourly wage of some associates in the fresh, front-end and replenishment areas to $12 an hour from $11, the report said, citing Walmart spokeswoman Jami Lamontagne.

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The company did not immediately respond to a Reuters request for comment.

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Walmart last raised its entry-level wages for U.S. hourly employees to $11 in early 2018.

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