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Life is Expensive. Chobani Is Helping Its Employees Stay Afloat.

Chobani knows that the success of a company rides on how well its employees are treated. That’s why in 2023 the food maker enhanced its benefits to meet some of the challenges its employees encounter. For starters, the company increased its starting minimum wage for full-time employees in hourly positions to $20, well above the federal minimum wage of $7.25 per hour. This follows the company’s multiple minimum wage increases over the last three years, initially announcing an increase to $15 per hour in 2020. Chobani also increased its match for employee’s 401(k) contributions, and it partnered with Upwards to help its employees find affordable, quality childcare, amidst shortages and skyrocketing expenses. Through this partnership, all full-time Chobani employees in the United States will have access to a network of childcare professionals and will be eligible to receive backup care credits and an annual cash stipend to help pay for childcare or elder care costs.

By Courtney Connley