4,000 Walmart workers in Ohio, NKY to get raise this week - Cincinnati News, Weather, Sports from FOX19 NOW-WXIX

4,000 Walmart workers in Ohio, NKY to get raise this week

(Flikr/Mike Mozart) (Flikr/Mike Mozart)

Thousands of local Walmart workers will see pay raises in their March 10 paychecks.

Ohio’s largest employer will boost its minimum wage to $10 for employees hired before Jan. 1, 2016, the company announced Tuesday.

When these changes go into effect, Walmart’s average full-time hourly wage will be $13.38/hour. The average part-time hourly wage will be $10.58/hour, store reps say.

3,339 associates at Walmart stores in Hamilton, Butler, Warren and Clermont counties will receive a raise, according to a store spokesperson.

1,271 associates in Kenton, Boone, Campbell and Grant counties will see a hike on their next paycheck.

A total of 44,000 Ohio Walmart workers will see pay raises. 

Employees hired after the first of the year will start at $9 an hour, a wage that could rise within six months, the company says.

Walmart closed 269 stores earlier this year in what they called a strategic move to focus on online and superstore businesses. The mass closure did not impact any Tri-State stores.

Copyright 2016 WXIX. All rights reserved.

Powered by Frankly