AZ Walmart employees will soon get a pay increase or bonus, or both.
Walmart says all hourly wage employees will now be paid $11.00 an hour. They will also expand paternal and maternity leave benefits.
More than 21,000 Walmart and Sam’s Club Arizona employees will be eligible for the one time cash-bonus for up to $1,000. The amount of the bonus will be based on length of service. Employees with at least 20 years of experience qualify for the full $1,000 bonus.
The company is also creating a new benefit to help employees with adoption expenses.
Glenn Hamer, the President and CEO of the Arizona Chamber of Commerce & Industry says this is made possible in part by the federal tax reform. She says it "will stregthen Arizona communities and our larger economy."