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If you've been looking for a job that pays well, according to USAToday.com, Costco just announced that their stores in Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, and other states in the U.S. will be increasing their minimum wage to $16 an hour.  The announcement was made on Thursday at a U.S. Senate Budget Committee by Costco's CEO, Craig Jelinek.

"Since Costco's inception, the company has been committed to paying the employees very competitive retail wages and providing them broad and affordable health care benefits.  Two years ago, we moved our starting hourly wage to $15 everywhere in the U.S. Effective next week, the starting wage will go to $16." - Craig Jelinek, CEO of Costco

According to the story, the CEO also stated that Costco employs 180,000 U.S. workers but the average wage for hourly workers is around $24 per hour.

I've heard a lot of great things about working at Costco.  If you are thinking that maybe you should apply and get a few bucks more for every hour you are working, you can find a list of job opportunities at Costco and apply here.

What's your dream job?  I'd love to hear about what your passionate about and what you dream of doing each day.  Let me know on my Facebook page (Jessica On The Radio) or on Instagram.

We know Costco is in Rochester but do you know who the top 10 biggest employers are in our town?  If not, keep reading.  I've got the full list and some that might shock you, below.

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The 10 Biggest Employers in The Rochester Minnesota Area

The numbers below, from 2020, tally full and part-time employees. This information comes from Rochester Area Economic Development, Inc. (RAEDI)