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The Akron Beacon Journal reports this morning that c-store chain Sheetz "is boosting hourly pay for employees by $2 an hour later this month — and adding a temporary $1 an hour boost on top of that.

"That will put the average wage paid for hourly employees at more than $15 an hour through the summer, Sheetz said.

"The pay increases are necessary to attract and retain employees, the Altoona, Pa.-based company said in a news release Monday. The family-owned company said it has more than 2,000 job openings listed on the Sheetz website."

KC's View:

I think companies giving raises and bonuses like these is a good thing.  But I keep wondering about the optics - and the tangible impact - when the extra money gets taken away.