NIGERIA NEWS have gathered that Amazon.com Inc would raise its minimum wage to 15 dollars per hour for U.S. employees from November.
The rise in minimum wage would seek to head off criticism of working conditions at the world’s second most valuable company.
The online retailer said it would now lobby in Washington for an increase in the federal minimum wage and urged its competitors to follow its lead as the union-led “Fight for 15’’ movement pushes for higher remuneration.
The new minimum wage will benefit more than 250,000 Amazon employees in the United States, as well as over 100,000 seasonal employees who will be hired at sites across the country this holiday, the company said.
“We listened to our critics, thought hard about what we wanted to do, and decided we want to lead,’’ founder and Chief Executive Jeff Bezos said in a statement.
“We’re excited about this change and encourage our competitors and other large employers to join us”.
Amazon, which became the second company after Apple to cross 1 trillion dollars in market value in November, paid its U.S. employees on average 34,123 dollars in 2017.
Bezos is listed by Forbes as the world’s richest man with a net worth of nearly 150 billion dollars.
Amazon’s current minimum hourly wage starts at around 11 dollars and analysts said the raise would cost it 1 billion dollars or less annually and be offset by a recent 20 dollars increase in the cost of Prime memberships.
Retailer Target Corp raised its minimum hourly wage in 2017 to 11dollars and promised to raise it to 15 dollars an hour by the end of 2020, while the world’s largest retailer Walmart raised its minimum wage to 11 dollars an hour earlier this year.
Higher wages could further pressure margins at retailers that are already getting squeezed by higher transportation and raw materials costs, but the 15 dollars still compares unfavourably with average U.S. blue collar wages.
Bureau of Labour Statistics show ordinary workers in the U.S. private non-farm sector on average earn 22.73 dollars an hour.
The mean hourly wage for non-management workers in transportation and warehousing is 21.94 dollars.
Amazon shares, trading lower before the company announced the wage hike, were down less than 0.3 per cent at 1,997.75 dollars in trading before the bell.
Snapshat is Down today Sunday May 12
Snapchat is down in many parts of the world and many are not having it as they all took to Twitter to cast their frustration and report. And at the same time, it seems Twitter cannot handle the number of people entering the 240 character site.
The Downtime is real and as at the time of reporting this by NIGERIA NEWS, Snapshot is trending with over 600k Tweets all around the world.
Snapchat is down, Twitter is not functioning into full capability, something is going on, hope no one is attacking our internet space.
Xiaomi releases Redmi Note 7, price, feature and full reviews
Xiaomi a few days ago released another budget phone with amazing specifications including the long-lasting price, amazing camera and within a budget of an average person. The new variant of Xiaomi is called Remi Note7 which is already being released to the market according to information available to NIGERIA NEWS
The price below for the new Xiomi phone is available in Nigeria naira, Kenya Shilling, and Ghana cedis for better understanding full specs of the camera, battery and build up materials are also available
New Features of the Redmi Note 7
Design: Redmi Note 7 marks the greatest shift in design in the series, sporting a new premium style with the front and rear covered in Corning® Gorilla® Glass 5. The gorgeous 19.5:9 Dot Drop display measures 6.3 inches diagonally and has a FHD+ resolution of 2380 x 1080. The Redmi Note 7 screen’s high pixel density and accurate colors (84% NTSC color gamut) offers one of the finest visual experiences in its class.
On the back, Redmi Note 7 sports the Samsung ISOCELL Bright GM1 backside illuminated CMOS sensor that has 48 million physical pixels. When taking pictures, the sensor uses Samsung’s Tetracell technology that merges four pixels to work as one large 1.6µm pixel. This greatly increases light sensitivity and makes the resulting 12MP image much brighter and clearer, even in low-light conditions.
Furthermore, Xiaomi couples Redmi Note 7’s cameras with the latest AI features, including the night mode photography feature that was introduced along with Xiaomi’s flagship Mi MIX 3, as well as AI scene detection, AI beautify and AI portraits that allow users to create amazing photos with ease.
Performance and battery life of Redmi Note 7 :
The batter of the Redmi Note 7 is fully supported by Qualcomm®Snapdragon™ 660 AIE SoC, with a 2.2GHz maximum clock speed, ensuring uncompromised peak performance when playing games and processing data.
Redmi Note 7 carries on the Redmi tradition of excellent battery life with its large 4000mAh battery, which will last over a day for almost all users. Recharge via the USB Type-C port, and enjoy shorter charging times thanks to support for Qualcomm® Quick Charge™ 4. Redmi Note 7 also includes an IR blaster capable of controlling numerous home appliances, such as televisions or air conditioners. In addition, it comes with Smart PA audio for louder and higher-quality sound.
Redmi Note 7 Price and availability in Nigeria:
Redmi Note 7 will come in Space Black, Neptune Blue, and Nebula Red. It will retail at NGN 66,900 for 4GB+64GB, and NGN 75,500 for 4GB+128GB. Starting from April 29, 3GB+32GB version will be available first on Jumia. 4GB+64GB and 4GB+128GB versions will be on sale through offline channels from May 6.
Specifications Redmi Note 7
KEY FEATURES of Redmi Note 7
48MP Ultra clear camera, 48MP+5MP AI Dual Rear Camera
13MP Front Camera
Snapdragon 660 Octa Core, up to 2.2GHz
Immersive viewing experience: 6.3” Water drop full screen display; 2340*1080 FHD+ , 409PPI
The 5th Corning Gorilla Glass, Strong resistance to falling
Low power consumption with 4000mAh big battery
Gradient Color, Glass Body
Network: GSM B2:1900/ B3:1800/ B5:850/ B8:900 MHz
WCDMA B1:2100/ B2:1900/ B4:1700/ B5:850/ B8:900 MHz
LTE B1:2100/ B3:1800/ B4:1700/ B5:850/ B7:2600/ B8:900/ B20:800/ B38:2600/ B40:2300 MHz
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