Walmart hikes pay for more than 1,600 California pharmacy techs

Walmart has boosted hourly wages for its more than 36,000 Walmart and Sam’s Club pharmacy technicians, including more than 1,600 in California.

The mega-retailer said it also plans to hire 5,000 additional pharmacy technicians this year.

The pay hike took effect this week, raising their average wage to more than $20 an hour. The company has also committed to more frequent pay raises that will increase wages by up to $4 an hour for new hires over the next four years. Pharmacy techs will get raises every six months in their first two years with the company.

Walmart said it will also pay 100% of the costs for pharmacy tech

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