Gap Raises Minimum Wage in Phase One of ‘Do More’ Program

Photo by Gisela Schober/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- On Monday, the first stage of Gap Inc.'s minimum wage increase went into effect, with all employees seeing their minimum hourly rate increase to $9. The company's minimum wage is scheduled to increase again to $10 per hour in June 2015.

Gap announced the plan in February, noting that the wage increase is, in part, to "attract and retain great talent." Employees who work at Gap, Banana Republic, and other stores, distribution centers and other facilities operated by Gap Inc. -- approximately 65,000 workers in all -- will see the benefit of the wage raise, Gap said.

President Obama has previously called for a minimum wage of $10.10, signing legislation granting that minimum hourly rate to all employees of federal contractors.

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