WEST SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Raley’s is providing cash rewards to its employees for their service during the coronavirus pandemic that will average about $500.
The reward recognizes the dedication team members have shown across store operations and other support services throughout the past two weeks, Raley’s said in a statement. Team members will receive the money April 3.
Raley’s chairman Michael Teel and chief executive officer Keith Knopf announced the one-time reward for all hourly employees in a letter and video.
The company noted that in addition to the cash reward, the company was reaffirming its commitment to safety. This includes ongoing sanitation, an emphasis on social distancing and supplementing pay and benefits for team members afflicted with COVID-19.
Raley’s recently hired 700 employees to support the increased workload as shoppers stock up on food and other essentials.
Also on March 21 the grocer began offering two unique Senior Essentials Bags available for purchase at a discounted price. These bags can be picked up daily curbside or in-store. A $20 bag contains a mix of fresh items and non-perishable food. A $35 bag contains ready-to-eat meals.
Raley’s operates 129 stores in Northern California and Nevada under the Raley’s, Bel Air, Nob Hill and other banners.