Job listing data shows Amazon's Whole Foods quietly removing sub-$15 job listings

2 weeks ago by Joshua Fruhlinger in Facts, News

After criticism from Senator Bernie Sanders and multiple negative stories about its low wages, Amazon ($NASDAQ:AMZN) announced that it was raising its minimum hourly pay to $15. It also said that roughly 350,000 workers would get immediate raises as a result.

Amazon's Whole Foods chain of supermarkets has a practice of listing hourly wages on its job listings, especially for entry-level, hourly positions in its stores. It appears that the company is slowly (and quietly) pulling sub-$15 listings from its careers site as we compare data pulls from yesterday and today.

October 2

Listings on October 2

Location Text

Cashier - Part Time up to 19 hrs/wk - $12/hr Start

NJ, Marlton - Marlton

Cook - Up to $14 an hour

MI, Rochester Hills - Rochester Hills

Dishwasher - $14

PA, Exton - Exton

Full Time Cashier / Maintenance Associate - wages starting at $13.25/hr!

MN, Edina - Edina

Full Time Gelato / Bakery Associate - Wages starting at $13.25/hr!

MN, Edina - Edina

Overnight Grocery Team Member Full Time $13/hr Start

NJ, Marlton - Marlton

Part -Time Cashier - wages starting at $13.25/hr!

MN, Edina - Edina

Part Time Bakery / Gelato Associate - Wages start at $13.25/hr!

MN, Edina - Edina

Part Time Grocery / Stocking Associate - Wages starting at $13.25!

MN, Edina - Edina

Part-time Dishwasher (Starting $13.75/hr)

MN, Maple Grove - Maple Grove

Sanitation Team Member / Porter Part Time up to 29 hrs/wk $12/hr Start

NJ, Marlton - Marlton

Seafood Service Team Member Part Time up to 29 hrs/wk $12/hr Start

NJ, Marlton - Marlton

Yesterday, Whole Foods listed 12 positions with hourly wages less than $15. Today, there are just 8.

Over night, it looks as though the company removed a $12/hour cashier position, a full-time Overnight Grocery Team Member who would made $13/hour, a Sanitation Team Member at $12/hour, and a Seafood Service Team Member who would pull $12/hour.

All of the removed positions were at Whole Foods' Marlton, NJ location.

October 3

Listings on October 3

Location Text

Cook - Up to $14 an hour

MI, Rochester Hills - Rochester Hills

Dishwasher - $14

PA, Exton - Exton

Full Time Cashier / Maintenance Associate - wages starting at $13.25/hr!

MN, Edina - Edina

Full Time Gelato / Bakery Associate - Wages starting at $13.25/hr!

MN, Edina - Edina

Part -Time Cashier - wages starting at $13.25/hr!

MN, Edina - Edina

Part Time Bakery / Gelato Associate - Wages start at $13.25/hr!

MN, Edina - Edina

Part Time Grocery / Stocking Associate - Wages starting at $13.25!

MN, Edina - Edina

Part-time Dishwasher (Starting $13.75/hr)

MN, Maple Grove - Maple Grove

It's likely that we'll see the remaining jobs disappear from Whole Foods' careers site in the coming days, as local stores get word of the new policy (or as soon as HR managers get around to removing the listings).

We're looking at you, Edina, Minnesota.

Joshua Fruhlinger

Joshua has been writing about technology, lifestyle, and business for over 20 years. He's one of the original writers and editors for Engadget, and still writes a...

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