Target raising its minimum wage to $13 an hour

In this Nov. 16, 2018, file photo Target employee Lindsay Walker scans an item as she collects merchandise from shelves to prep them for an online order at a Target store in Edison, N.J. Target is raising the minimum hourly wage for its workers for the third time in less than two years. The discounter said Thursday, April 4, 2019, that it plans to raise the hourly starting wage to $13 from $12 in June. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)This Aug. 11, 2015 file photo shows a Target store in Miami. Target is raising the minimum hourly wage for its workers for the third time in less than two years. The discounter said Thursday, April 4, 2019, it plans to raise the hourly starting wage to $13 from $12 in June. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)In this Nov. 16, 2018, photo an assembly line worker packages items from an online order to be shipped out of a Target store in Edison, N.J. Target is raising the minimum hourly wage for its workers for the third time in less than two years. The discounter said Thursday, April 4, 2019, that it plans to raise the hourly starting wage to $13 from $12 in June. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)In this March 5, 2019, file photo Brian Cornell, Chairman of the Board and CEO of Target, speaks at a financial community meeting in New York. Target is raising the minimum hourly wage for its workers for the third time in less than two years. The discounter said Thursday, April 4, 2019, that it plans to raise the hourly starting wage to $13 from $12 in June. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

NEW YORK — Target is raising the minimum hourly wage for its workers for the third time in less than two years.

The discounter said to $13 from $12 in June.

The Minneapolis-based retailer announced in 2017 a plan to raise its and raised its starting hourly wage to $11. In March 2018, it boosted hourly wages to $12 after seeing a bigger and better pool of candidates.

With unemployment near rock bottom, retailers are under pressure to find qualified workers. In October, Amazon announced a minimum hourly wage of $15 for its U.S. employees.

Walmart raised its starting pay to $11 an hour in early 2018.