In a blog post, Amazon said that it would pay one-time bonuses totaling more than $500 million to its workers for their efforts in June.
Dollar General has added a $25 million investment in retail, distribution center and fleet employee bonuses to demonstrate continued appreciation for the efforts of employees during the company’s first quarter 2020. This brings the total investment in employee appreciation bonuses to approximately $60 million.
As it continues adapting to the coronavirus pandemic, Amazon is expanding and updating how consumers can access its grocery operations while hiring additional workers to pace demand.
Given the uncertain duration of store and distribution center closings, Burlington Stores has temporarily furloughed most store and distribution center associates. The company will continue to provide benefits to furloughed associates, including paying their current health benefit premiums.
As RH enters the fourth week that its galleries, restaurants, and outlets in North America have been closed to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, the retailer has temporarily furloughed approximately 2,300 team members, and permanently reduced its workforce by 440 team members.
Based on the latest guidance from federal, state and local government and health authorities, Bed Bath & Beyond is extending the temporary closure of its retail stores until at least May 2, 2020.
As Walmart, Sam’s Club and the country continue to deal with the spread of COVID-19, the retailer said it remains focused on the health and safety of its associates. Walmart said it has decided to begin taking the temperatures of its associates as they report to work in stores, clubs and facilities, as well as asking them some basic health screening questions.
In its ongoing support to slow the spread of COVID-19, Kohl’s is extending the duration of its temporary store closures until further notice. Due to the significant impact to the business, Kohl’s is taking additional actions to strengthen its financial flexibility.
Kroger wants to provide new career opportunities for some 23,500 workers nationwide, including those from the hardest-hit sectors such as restaurants, hotels and food service distributors as part of a plan to hire additional workers over the next several weeks.
Lidl has detailed actions it is taking to address the coronavirus pandemic as it has committed to hiring new workers and expanded health benefits.