Walgreens will start paying employees at least $15 an hour starting in October, becoming the latest major company to boost wages in a fiercely competitive job market. Paying $15 an hour is a way to entice employees to stay at Walgreens or to attract job candidates, according to CEO Roz Brewer. “Investing in and rewarding our team members is not the only thing to do; it’s highly important to retaining and attracting a talented workforce,” she said in a statement. With this move, Walgreens joins a number of other US companies promising to raise their minimum wage to at least $15 an hour – including Chipotle, Southwest Airlines, Under Armour and Wayfair.

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