H-E-B to give employees ‘largest pay increase’ in its history
WACO, Texas (KWTX) - H-E-B says it has depended on its “great partners” to succeed during the pandemic and plans to transition from a temporary pay increase related to the pandemic to a permanent long-term increase because its employees are “the heart and soul of our business.”
“We believe this crisis will be around for an indeterminate amount of time and our goal is to reward our Partners for their hard work and dedication with more than temporary bonuses,” the company said.
“As we work to find our new normal during this unprecedented time, H-E-B will transition from our temporary Texas Proud Pay program, which ended June 21, into long-term, permanent investments in our people, which include accelerated and enhanced pay increases for store and supply chain hourly Partners."
The company said the pay increase will be the largest pay increase in the history of H-E-B.
Additionally, H-E-B is making Martin Luther King Day an official paid holiday for its employees.
“Throughout the coronavirus crisis, H-E-B Partners have demonstrated our collective commitment to take care of Texans. H-E-B was one of the first retailers to launch a temporary bonus program,” H-E-B said.
“While it has been a very valuable program for our Partners, the accelerated and enhanced permanent pay increases are worth more than twice the amount of the temporary program for the average Partner over one year, and considerably more over their careers.”
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