Shoppers pass an Under Armour store in White Plains, New York.
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Under Armour announced Wednesday it is raising wages for hourly retail workers to $15 in the United States and Canada, impacting more than 8,000 jobs.
The increases, which could be as much as 50% for some workers, will be effective June 6.
The part- and full-time employees who will see a compensation bump represent about 90% of the company’s retail and distribution workforce.
Under Armour has more than 3,000 roles currently open, in stores and in distribution centers, that it is looking to fill. These positions will all start at the new wage, the company said.
The pay increase marks the first of a number of…