Workers at Target stores and distribution centers in places like New York, where competition for finding and hiring staff is the fiercest, could see starting wages as high as $24 per hour. The Minneapolis-based discount retailer said recently that it will adopt minimum wages that range from $15 to $24 an hour, with the highest pay going to hires in the most competitive markets. It currently pays a universal starting wage of $15 an hour. The new starting wage is part of a company plan to spend an additional $300 million on its labor force this year, that will also include broader, faster access to health care coverage for its hourly workers.

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