The grocer chain Kroger announced it will be distribute $130 million in ‘Thank You’ pay to hourly employees.
“Our associates have been instrumental in feeding America while also helping to flatten the curve during the initial phases of the pandemic,” said Rodney McMullen, Kroger’s chairman and CEO, in a news release.
Our associates have been instrumental in feeding America during the #COVID19 pandemic. To continue recognizing and showing our appreciation, we are awarding a combined $130 million in Thank You Pay to our hourly frontline associates. Read more: https://t.co/xCVC2S1pxy pic.twitter.com/x4YU2Tb5kP
— Kroger News (@KrogerNews) May 15, 2020
Full-time employees that qualify will see a $400 bonus and part-time employees will see a $200. One-time payments will be made in two installments May 30 and June 18.
In addition to this “Thank You” pay, Kroger said it will continue its paid emergency leave for employees directly affected by the coronavirus.
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