Barclays announced an increase to its minimum hourly pay rate in the United States, a move that will benefit over 900 colleagues and begin this month, March 2022.
The new rate, which varies by location based on cost of living indices, will increase to at least $20.50 per hour, up from $17.00 per hour.
“By investing in our people, we are investing in our ability to continue providing the best services to clients and customers,” said Richard Haworth, CEO for the Americas. “This new minimum rate demonstrates our continued commitment to maintaining our position as a market-leading employer in the US.”
The majority of colleagues benefitting from this enhancement support Barclays US Consumer Bank. Barclays announced in November a number of investments aimed at growing its US Consumer Bank, including the hiring of 1,000 new employees nationwide, of which more than 300 positions will be in Wilmington, Delaware, where Barclays US Consumer Bank is headquartered, and more than 700 at its key operations centers in Henderson, Nevada and Hamilton, Ohio.
“Being an employer of choice and retaining top talent with competitive pay, robust benefits and career development opportunities is especially crucial as we look to significantly grow our footprint in the US,” said Denny Nealon, CEO, Barclays US Consumer Bank.
Barclays Fair Pay Report outlines Barclays’ commitment to a living wage in every jurisdiction, and reviews progress and makes recommendations on an annual basis.
Earlier this year, Barclays also enhanced health and well-being benefits for employees, including new parental and family benefit solutions, access to benefits consultants, and other well-being improvement services.
For more information about progress in Barclays’ Fair Pay Agenda, please see the latest annual Fair Pay Report.
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