Wayfair increases minimum pay for US staff

Global online furniture retailer Wayfair has announced that all US employees will now make at least $15 per hour.

The increase took effect on 3 January 2021 and applies to full-time, part-time and seasonal employees across the company’s US operations.

More than 40% of Wayfair’s hourly employees working across its US supply chain and customer service operations will receive a pay increase.

“Throughout the challenges of the past year, we rolled out numerous initiatives to support our team including pay premiums, bonuses and a family dinner program. Now, as we enter 2021, we are continuing to build upon our steadfast commitment to our team and their families by increasing minimum pay for all hourly employees,” said Niraj Shah, CEO, co-founder and co-chairman, Wayfair.

“We are fortunate to have an incredible team that puts our customers first each and every day and it is important to us that they feel supported and fairly compensated for the important work that they do. We are proud to offer market-leading compensation and the opportunity for all employees to build careers in a collaborative and supportive workplace that rewards great work.”