Department stores owned by TJX companies, including TJ Maxx and Marshalls will be raising wages for their lowest-paid employees to $9 an hour, according to the Huffington Post.
Walmart announced the same pay raise about a week ago for a third of its 1.4 million employees, a move that many would argue should have been made years ago. The retail giant has been notoriously controversial in its treatment of employees.
Similar to Walmart, TJ Maxx will be increasing the pay from $9 to $10 an hour next year for those who have been employed there for more than 6 months.
Some of the lowest hourly wages for TJX employees are an unbelievable $7.98.
Congress has yet to make any definitive moves to raise the federal minimum wage, currently standing at an equally saddening $7.25 per hour.