Walmart and Sam’s Club are showing gratitude to the employees working during the coronavirus pandemic.
All hourly employees will receive bonuses in June.
The retailers will dish out a combined $390 million towards bonuses, they announced Tuesday.
They hope to recognize employees “for their many contributions to communities across the country during this unprecedented time."
“Walmart and Sam’s Club associates continue to do remarkable work, and it’s important we reward and appreciate them,” said John Furner, president and CEO of Walmart U.S., in a news release. “All across the country, they’re providing Americans with the food, medicine and supplies they need, while going above and beyond the normal scope of their jobs – diligently sanitizing their facilities, making customers and members feel safe and welcome, and handling difficult situations with professionalism and grace.”
In June, the company will give $300 to full-time workers and $150 to part-time associates. Those getting bonuses include employees in supply chain and offices, drivers, and assistant managers in stores and clubs, reported USA Today.
To be eligible, assosictates have to be employed by the companies as of June 5.
Bonuses will be paid out on June 25.
This is the second time both retailers have awarded employees with bonuses.
On April 2, the retailers gave employees a total of $365 million in bonuses in addition to the quarterly bonuses totalling $180 million on April 30.
Walmart revealed if was hiring 200,000 additional employees to keep up with consumer demand brought on by the pandemic, per USA Today.
A few Walmart locations in Massachusetts closed down after employees tested positive for coronavirus. They have since opened up after undergoing a deep cleaning.
In March, Walmart reported that they began administering temperature checks to all employees before they start their shifts. Additionally, they made face masks and gloves available to employees who choose to wear them.
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