In industries that must hire hourly workers, many of them high volume, recruiters are working to compete with companies that are raising minimum hourly wages to fill open positions. While a blue collar recovery seems inevitable for grocery, food service, health services, delivery services, warehouse, logistics and retail, some larger companies aren’t waiting around for Congress to set a federal minimum.
The median wage in healthcare support and service (non-certified, non-supervisory) jobs was $24.48 an hour in 2019. The median hourly rate for warehouse workers was $18 an hour in 2019. While the actual minimum wage