Dollar General plans to award approximately $50 million in additional appreciation bonuses to eligible frontline employees in the fourth quarter, doubling its planned investment in these bonuses in the back half of the year and bringing its third and fourth quarter commitment to approximately $100 million in total.
Lowe’s will provide an additional $100 million in discretionary bonuses to recognize front-line hourly associates for their continued service and support of their communities, bringing the company’s total commitment to associates and communities during the pandemic to more than $775 million.
As part of an ongoing series of initiatives dealing with how it positions and compensates employees, Walmart is introducing a team-based operating model in its supercenters, one that has been in operation at Sam’s Club for the past year and it instituted in Neighborhood Market stores this year.
Lowe’s will provide an additional $100 million in bonuses to assist associates with unforeseen expenses and hardships, increasing the company’s total commitment to associates and communities during the pandemic to nearly $600 million.
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.