According to its employment website, Hudson's Bay wants to hire only sales associates with at least two years retail experience. So why is the company paying those associates only $11 an hour -- not enough in many places to even put food on the table?
It's not because the company is broke. Recently, Hudson's Bay acquired one of America's most exclusive clothing chains--Saks Fifth Avenue--for $2.9 billion. And now Hudson's Bay has ambitious plans to build many new stores.
It's time for this corporation to share some of its good fortune with the people who have made its success possible: its hardworking sales associates, department heads, switchboard operators, and human resources clerks. According to Glassdoor.com, none of those positions pays more than $13.43 an hour on average.
Tell Hudson's Bay that success should be reflected at every level -- ask them to pay their employees more respectable wages!
We the undersigned congratulate you on your acquisition of Saks Fifth Avenue.
But now that you own some of the priciest and most prestigious real estate in the United States, it's time to re-evaluate the salaries you pay some of your employees. While it is true that some people in store management are making a living wage, many of your sales associates, switchboard operators, and department heads are really struggling on an average salary of $12-13 an hour. This is barely enough to pay the rent, much less feed one's children.
Please share your good fortune with the people who have mostly made it possible: your store employees. We ask that you pay them a decent wage.