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Three strategies for companies concerned about Amazon wage hike


An Amazon PrimeNow employee stacking shelves for customers at a distribution hub in New York. Amazon’s plans to pay employees at least US$15 an hour is putting pressure on small business owners, even those that aren’t retailers who directly compete with the huge company. — AP

An Amazon PrimeNow employee stacking shelves for customers at a distribution hub in New York. Amazon’s plans to pay employees at least US$15 an hour is putting pressure on small business owners, even those that aren’t retailers who directly compete with the huge company. — AP

NEW YORK: Amazon’s plans to pay all its US employees at least US$15 (RM62) an hour is putting pressure on small business owners, even those who aren’t retailers directly competing with the huge company. 

“Amazon is giving a kick in the butt to a lot of business owners to increase compensation,” says Gene Marks, owner of The Marks Group, a small business consulting firm in Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania. 

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