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.
As part of responding to the current environment, Walmart is hiring 150,000 new associates through the end of May to work in stores, clubs, distribution centers and fulfillment centers. These roles will be temporary at first, but many will convert to permanent roles over time.
Target is investing $300 million in a range of employee-related initiatives. In recognition of the significant contributions its frontline team members are playing during this time, Target said it is raising their pay by $2 an hour until at least May 2.