COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - One of the largest retailers in the country is giving pay raises to thousands of employees.
Wal-Mart announced today, February 19, it's giving a raise to about half a million U.S. workers.
This is part of a $1 billion investment that includes changes that Wal-Mart says are aimed at giving workers more opportunities for advancement.
Also today, Wal-Mart announced it had earnings of almost $5 billion during the fourth-quarter of last year.
Holiday sales helped boost the company's profits.