Hobby Lobby to raise minimum wage to $17

According to Hobby Lobby’s website, the arts and crafts store will be raising its minimum full-time hourly wage to $17 starting October 1, 2020.

Hobby Lobby officials state that the company was among the first retailers to raise their minimum wage above the federal minimum wage and has since raised its minimum wages ten times over the last eleven years.

“We have always worked hard to be a retail leader when it comes to taking care of our people,” said Hobby Lobby founder and CEO, David Green. “From closing our stores on Sundays and at 8 p.m. the rest of the week, to providing some of the best pay and benefits in the retail industry, we are thankful that we are able to share our success with our valued employees and provide time for rest, family and worship. These investments allow Hobby Lobby to attract and retain a great group of associates who in turn help provide the wonderfully unique shopping experience enjoyed by our many loyal customers.”