FAREWAY REWARDS EMPLOYEES WITH BONUSES OF UP TO $500 FOR COVID RELIEF

PHOTO FROM WAVERLY FAREWAY’S FACEBOOK PAGE

KAYLA MARTHALER, TRUMPET MANAGING EDITOR

Iowa-based Fareway stores will be giving bonuses to hourly employees of up to $500 on Friday, Sept. 4 as part of their Fareway Family Frontline Plan. A cash bonus will be paid to each hourly employee that worked in July or August and is employed as of August 22.

According to the company, Fareway has invested “several million” dollars, and will be providing pandemic relief to approximately 10,200 frontline employees.

“Whether it’s additional cash in their pocket, or paid time-off to be with family or friends, we want to reward these hourly employees for their hard work and willingness to fulfill the new expectations of our customers now and into the future.”

REYNOLDS CRAMER — FAREWAY PRESIDENT AND CEO

The Fareway Family Frontline Plan was announced in March of this year, and it originally provided cash bonuses and additional paid time-off for its hourly employees working during the pandemic.

According to the company’s website, on April 3, a one-time cash bonus was given to hourly employees under the age of 18 and part-time hourly employees 18 and over received an additional 20 hours of paid time-off, while full-time hourly employees received an additional 40 hours of paid time-off. The first round of bonuses ranged up to $1200 per employee.

“Our Fareway Family on the frontline have worked tirelessly to serve our customers during these last several weeks,” said Fareway President and CEO Reynolds W. Cramer. “Our part-time and full-time store employees, office support, warehouse personnel, and transportation department have risen to the challenge. Whether it’s additional cash in their pocket, or paid time-off to be with family or friends, we want to reward these hourly employees for their hard work and willingness to fulfill the new expectations of our customers now and into the future.”

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