West Sacramento, California-based Raley’s says it will provide an appreciation award to every hourly store, distribution center, pharmacy, production bakery and support center team member. The reward amount will be $500 for full-time team members and $250 for part-time team members.
“We are grateful for our team members and pleased to be able to give back even more,” said Keith Knopf, Raley’s president and CEO. “Their dedication is inspiring under normal circumstances and even more so during these difficult circumstances.”
This is the fourth appreciation award the company has given to employees, based on hours worked during the COVID-19 pandemic. The first three were issued in April, May and June.
The company also is supplementing, at no additional cost or burden to employees, its paid time off and leave policies. Any team member placed into quarantine, diagnosed with COVID-19 or needed to take care of an immediate family member will receive a leave of absence with supplemental pay.
All team members are required to wear a mask or face covering while working. The company has provided all team members with face coverings.
It has implemented daily temperature screenings for team members prior to their shifts and continues to educate team members about personal hygiene best practices, viral prevention and our sanitation policies. Team members are being relieved in order to wash their hands often and encouraged to use hand sanitizer following contact with any person or common surface.
Raley’s is following social distancing guidelines and recommending that team members remain six feet from customers and other team members whenever possible. It has installed check stand and pharmacy protective shields in all stores and are not permitting team members to handle any reusable bags.
Team members who have jobs based in the Support Center are empowered to choose to work from home if they are able.
Raley’s is a privately-owned and family-operated customer experience grocery company. Raley’s operates 127 stores under six banners: Raley’s, Bel Air Markets, Nob Hill Foods, Food Source, Market 5-ONE-5 and Raley’s O-N-E Market.