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Hourly workers at Kroger will be getting a so-called “Hero Bonus” for their work during the coronavirus pandemic, the retailer announced on Tuesday.
The bonus will go to hourly workers in all areas of the company including “frontline grocery, supply chain, manufacturing, pharmacy and call center associates,” according to a press release.
Hourly workers will receive $2 above their standard base rate of pay for the hours they have worked starting with hours worked on March 29 through April 18.
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Workers will receive the premium every week, the company said.
"Our associates have displayed the true actions of a hero, working tirelessly on the frontlines to ensure everyone has access to affordable, fresh food and essentials during this national emergency," Rodney McMullen, Kroger's chairman and CEO said in a statement.
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"The Hero Bonus is just one more way we continue to convey our thanks and gratitude not only to our existing associates but also to the more than 30,000 new hires who have joined in the past two weeks and those who will soon join the Kroger Family of Companies,” McMullen added.