CVS Health increases minimum wage, hiring hundreds in Kansas City

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — CVS Health has joined other major companies in the United States in raising the minimum hourly wage to $15.

The increase will go into effect in July 2022 and the company says over 65% of the company already earns more than $15 an hour.

In the Kansas City metro area, the wage increase comes when CVS Health has 200 customer-facing positions available.

CVS Health hopes the increase will help attract and retain employees.

According to the company, the wage increase is the “latest in a series of investments the company has made in its employees, including bonuses and benefit enhancements throughout the pandemic.”

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