Hobby Lobby is raising the minimum wage of its full-time workers to $13 per hour. Part-time workers will see their pay increase to $9 per hour.
The increase will affect more than 15,300 employees at 500 stores in 41 states, the Associated Press reports. The national minimum is $7.25 per hour.
Last year, the Oklahoma City-based arts and crafts giant raised its minimum full-time wage to $12 per hour.
The company says it’s the fourth year in the row that it’s offered pay increases to workers. CEO and founder David Green says Hobby Lobby workers are key to the company’s success and that they deserve to be rewarded for their work.