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Gap Inc. has made a strategic investment to do more for our employees by increasing the minimum hourly rate for our U.S. employees to $9 in 2014 and $10 in 2015.

The conversation: Fair advantage

Minimum wage jobs: not just for college students or the uneducated
88% of minimum wage workers are over the age of 20, and 44% have at least some college experience.
-Economic Policy Institute
It’s not enough: Working families still struggling today
2.8 million working single parents would benefit from the President’s proposed increase in the full minimum wage, more than 80 percent of whom are women.
-'Minimum Wage and Women' White House report
A women’s nation pushes back from the brink
Women are nearly two-thirds of minimum wage workers. Closing the wage gap between men and women would cut the poverty rate in half for working women and their families, and would add nearly $500 billion to the national economy.
-The Shriver Report
The job hunt is rough out there
Seven in 10 young adults face more economic challenges than previous generations. Millennials are also the first in the modern era to have higher levels of student loan debt, poverty and unemployment, and lower levels of wealth and personal income than their two immediate predecessor generations (Gen Xers and Boomers) had at the same stage of their life cycles.
-Millenials in Adulthood/Pew Social Trends
Raising the U.S. minimum wage: yay or nay?
Seven in 10 Americans say they would vote "for" raising the minimum wage.
-Gallup Politics
Starbucks CEO joins the conversation on higher hourly wages, favors it
"I do think there ... is a larger gap between the haves and have-nots in America," Howard Schultz said.
-CNN Money
For-profit doesn't mean no conscience
Many entrepreneurs embrace profit-making and charitable purposes….and the number of for-profit businesses with a built-in charitable dimension has proliferated.
-USA Today
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