WAITE PARK -- Hobby Lobby announced Wednesday they are raising the minimum wage beginning next year.

Starting January 1st, 2022 full-time hour wages will increase from $15 to $18.50 per hour.

According to a news release, Hobby Lobby raised its minimum wage to $15 back in 2014, well before it became a trend with other retailers.

Get our free mobile app

In addition to the pay increase, Hobby Lobby also provides great benefits to eligible employees including medical, prescription, and dental, a 401k with company match, and more.

Hobby Lobby was founded in 1972 and currently operates 956 retail stores, including one in Waite Park.

Minnesota Mansion Designed By Glensheen's Architect is For Sale