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Kroger Gives Bonuses To All Hourly Workers

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Customers wait their turn as shoppers exit a grocery store. (Chava Sanchez/ LAist)
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To help grocery workers keep shelves stocked and customers' needs met through the coronavirus outbreak, Kroger, Food 4 Less and Ralphs will give all hourly employees a one-time bonus of $300 for full-timers and $150 for part-timers.

The Kroger Co. made the announcement Saturday.

Additionally, the company announced that it would expand its emergency leave guidelines pertaining to coronavirus. Those will now allow for paid time off for employees who need to self-isolate after developing symptoms.

Kroger is one of the few companies hiring at this time, recently announcing 10,000 new jobs.

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Other grocery chains are offering extra cash to workers to compensate for their hard work in recent weeks. The parent company for Albertsons, Vons and Pavilions is giving workers $2 more an hour. Stater Bros., Target and Walmart are also paying workers extra, according to the Riverside Press-Enterprise.

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