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Brookshire Grocery giving employees 6 weeks worth of 'appreciation pay'

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Posted at 8:28 PM, Mar 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-23 21:28:05-04

Brookshire Grocery Co. is thanking their employees in a big way- with 6 weeks worth of "appreciation pay."

The grocery company announced all hourly and retail logistics employees will receive a temporary pay increase of $1 per hour effective March 24 through May 1, 2020. The increase is in recognition for their "tireless dedication and selfless service" amid te coronavirus pandemic.

“We cannot thank our employees enough for their determination, commitment and care for our customers. We are trying to do everything we can to give back as a reflection of gratitude for what they are doing every day,” said Trent Brookshire, Chief Operating Officer for Brookshire Grocery Co. “Our incredibly dedicated retail and logistics employees are going above and beyond in meeting our customers’ needs. As an essential business for our communities, we will continue to keep our stores open and keep our operations moving to get products on the shelves.”

The pay increase follows a "discretionary bonus" given last week that was up to one half week's pay for all active employees.