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Over 1,800 Hamilton County Walmart Associates to receive pay raises

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CHATTANOOGA, TN (WRCB) -

1,813 Walmart associates in Hamilton County will receive a pay raise on their March 10th paycheck. Walmart says the increases are part of the company's two-year, $2.7 billion investment in higher pay, better training, clearer career paths and additional educational opportunities for its workers. 

In addition to higher wages, the March 10 paycheck for eligible Tennessee associates will include a share of the more than $6.8 million bonus earned in the fourth quarter of 2015.

“Walmart’s motto is to save money and live better. With this raise, they are helping us live better,” said Raymond Daigneault, assistant manager of a Walmart Neighborhood Market in Chattanooga. “The boost in morale around the store is clear to see. personally, I am excited about using this raise to improve my family's quality of life.”

Walmart bumped up pay to at least $10 per hour for associates hired before January 1, 2016. Associates hired after the beginning of this year will continue to start at $9 per hour and will move to at least $10 per hour after completing the company's new retail skills and training program. 

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