In my latest visit’s to national stores like Home Depot and Target?
More checkout machines….
The drive for higher minimum wages was projected to cost jobs….
THAT HAS been the case in big stores. around my way…
My local Home Depot now has 12 checkout machines….
3 manned cashier lines….
My local Target has added 12 checkout machines….
And now has empty manned checkout lines that are minimally staffed….
New York increased the minimum wage to $12 to $13 as of Dec. 31st depending on location and business size….
It appears that payroll costs for most of stores will remain the same even with the hike in wages….
When you hear people talking about how great the economy is right now?
It depends where you stand …..
The increases seem to have resulted in less jobs in the places that do the most hiring…