Hobby Lobby raises minimum wage to $13/hour

By: From Wire Reports
By: From Wire Reports

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. says it's raising its minimum wage for full-time employees to $13 per hour.

The Oklahoma City-based retail chain announced Monday that part-time employees' pay would increase to $9 per hour.

The company has more than 500 arts and crafts stores in 41 states, and the increase will affect more than 15,300 employees nationwide. Hobby Lobby notes that its minimum wage for full-time workers is far above the national minimum wage of $7.25.

Last year, Hobby Lobby raised its minimum wage to $12 per hour.

The company says it's the fourth year in the row that it's offered pay increases to workers. CEO and founder David Green says Hobby Lobby workers are key to the company's success and that they deserve to be rewarded for their work.

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  • by martha Location: tn on Jun 10, 2012 at 07:42 AM
    Did all all employee received a raise or just the ones who needed to received $13.00 an hour. What happen to the employ who been loyal and made more the the starting wages. Do the received an dollar also. I truly doubt it.
  • by here Location: gonw on May 2, 2012 at 11:40 AM
    WHY IS IT THAT EVERYONE IS TALKING ABOUT CHRISTIANS AND PRESIDENT FIRST OFF OBAHMA DOESNT EVEN CARE ABOUT CHRIST OR HE WOULD PUT HIS HAND ON HIS HEART AND HE WOULD CALL CHRISTMAS CHRISTMAS FOR CHRIST SAKE!!! SO THE PEOPLE THAT ARE BAD MOUTHING HOBBY LOBBY FOR BEING SHUT DOWN ON SUNDAY... AND THEY WORK SATURDAYS WHERE MOST OF US DONT WE HAVE A WHOLE WEEKEND! AND SO WHAT THEY GOT A RAISE! GOOD SOMEONE AROUND HERE CARES FOR THE EMPLOYEES THEY HAVE AND EVERY ONE NEEDS NOT TO BRING GOD OR THE PRESIDENT OR THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN WHAT EVER RACE ANYONE IS UP LORD YALL
  • by Anonymous on Apr 27, 2012 at 10:59 AM
    What's so big about a "Sunday off"? Can't worship Monday through Saturday? I work Sundays and I've worked on Christmas, New Years, 4th of July, Easter, and Sadie Hawkins day for most of my life. It's really not a big deal in todays world.
  • by been there,done that Location: Ardmore on Apr 26, 2012 at 09:07 PM
    How many of you posters have worked at the Ardmore H.L.?I'm guessing none by most of the comments,the money is not worth the lies and what you have to deal with.I hope the other locations are being mangaged by a better class of people.
  • by VICKIE on Apr 24, 2012 at 01:44 AM
    I think this is great,and im glad to see a business that closes on sunday,it proves you actually care about your employees.Susan you are a very negative person,hobby lobby always has great sales.and they dont have self check-outs which just puts someone else without a job,im sure that you could find the time to shop on the six days they are open if you wanted to. Way to go Hobby Lobby
  • by banker on Apr 20, 2012 at 02:30 PM
    Actually you can show the coupons on your phone at Hobby Lobby and they honor it. Plus they are a Christian based company that not only gave their employees a raise but also gives them off Sunday's.
  • by Tammy Location: Oklahoma City on Apr 18, 2012 at 07:20 AM
    15,000 empoyees received a pay raise due to this change. This is something they did not have to do! I cannot believe anyone could come up with a negative statement in regards to something good done for that many people!
  • by Jerry Location: Down by the river on Apr 17, 2012 at 08:17 PM
    I told a Wal-Mart ASSOCIATE about what Hobby Lobby had done for their EMPLOYEE'S, and her reply was Wal-Mart had just taken away all new ASSOCIATE'S $1 premium for working on Sundays.
  • by Kenny Location: Denison on Apr 17, 2012 at 02:44 PM
    Way to go Hobby Lobby, you just became a store I will for sure shop at more often. It's great to see a company that cares about it's employees, both full and part time. As for Susan and Logic whoever you may be. Go back under your self pitty rock since you can't be happy for this company and it's employees.
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      by Logic on Apr 19, 2012 at 07:25 PM in reply to Kenny
      It's wonderful when it happens don't get me wrong. But I'm not attributing to the fact that they are a Christian store. Lots of companies give raises. Mine does yearly.
  • by Bea Location: Mayberry on Apr 17, 2012 at 01:56 PM
    Great example of caring for the middle class; Barack Obama 2012 indeed
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      by Doc on Apr 24, 2012 at 01:07 PM in reply to Bea
      Hobby lobby has been successful for many years, something that Hussein Obama had nothing to do with. they base their business practices and decisions on a Christian foundation...again, something that Obama would know nothing about.
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        by Logic on Apr 26, 2012 at 04:03 AM in reply to Doc
        Name a SINGLE politician that you have observed in the past 8 years that you believe has a "Christian Foundation"? Jimmy Carter was the last REAL Christian I have seen in office. Reagan and his wife likes to listen to Psychics and New Age Gurus! Rmoney, the Republican candidate, is Mormon! Yeah he believes in Christ...Jesus is right below John Smith in importance for them! In fact, they claim Jesus and Satan are BROTHERS!! Regardless, between Romney and Obama, guess which one goes to a Christian Church?! I like how you tried to pull in the "Hussein" name too...typical superficial attack from the right. "He must be like Saddam, and Saddam was a Muslim!" I bet you believe that if someone is not out there wearing there religion on their sleeve and openly repeating pro-life slogans, they just aren't Christian enough for you right? And yet..read Matthew 6:1-4. Perhaps you feel Obama's "redistribution" of wealth is not biblical? "All the believers were one in heart and mind. No one claimed that any of his possessions was his own, but they shared everything they had… There were no needy persons among them. For from time to time those who owned lands or houses sold them, brought the money from the sales and put it at the apostles' feet, and it was distributed to anyone as he had need." (Acts 4:32,34,35) HAHA! You people got stuck on the abortion issue in the 80's and haven't had a REAL Christian among you in a LONG time...just a single wedge issue to get your politicians elected by emotional, single-issue voters thinking they are saving a baby voting Republican...
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