Published March 20, 2020
Government restrictions and precautions continue to increase as the COVID-19 outbreak continues to spread worldwide. Grocery retailers are taking the pandemic just as seriously, ramping up their social responsibility.
On March 17, all of the company’s 41 locations started opening their doors from 7–8 a.m. only for those aged 65 and older and the disabled.
Speaking to The Shelby Report, Northgate Co-President Miguel González said, “This is just one solution we are looking at to help Southern California residents sustain their health and nourishment needs.”
Other grocery retailers, like Basha’s, are following suit.
United Supermarkets, with over 95 stores across the U.S., posted on their social media accounts and website that they’re hiring. What’s unique is who they’re looking to hire.
“If your source of income has been disrupted or you just want to take action and serve others, join us. Family takes care of family; we’re all in this together and we are hiring.”
They added, “Whether you join us for a short time or a lifetime, you are welcome at The United Family.”
On their website is a list of ways they're supporting their employees through this challenging time, including offering quarantine pay for employees who become ill with COVID-19 and confirmed illness pay.
With rampant school closures, they're also offering additional family care options for parents, offering 25 days of care per team member, per dependent.
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