ShopRite adds $2 per hour raise, enhanced sick leave for workers during outbreak

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ShopRite announced it added a $2 per hour raise and enhanced sick leave for employees as it scrambles to hire more workers during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Wakefern Food Corp., the retailer-owned cooperative, announced two programs for its cooperative members’ retail store associates that provide a temporary wage premium and enhanced sick and leave benefits.

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The program would impact tens of thousands of dedicated associates working across ShopRite, The Fresh Grocer, Price Rite Marketplace, Dearborn Market and Gourmet Garage stores during the COVID-19 public health emergency.

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Members of the Wakefern cooperative employ nearly 80,000 people between them across eight states, and represents one of the largest employers in New Jersey.

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