MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Every Walmart employee in Minnesota is now earning at least $9 an hour.
The pay raises for more than 7,700 Minnesotans employed by the retail giant went into effect last Saturday.READ MORE: Leech Lake Residents Work To Revive Ojibwe Spiritual Traditions, One Pet At A Time
The new full-time average hourly wage at Walmart stores in Minnesota is now $12.90.READ MORE: 6-Year-Old Boy Run Over By Trailer At Tree Farm, Suffers Injuries
Last month, Target said their minimum wage was also going up to at least $9 an hour in April.MORE NEWS: Car Fire Injures 1 In Golden Valley
Minnesota state law requires the minimum wage for large employers to be at least $9 an hour by Aug. 1.