Grocery stores are one of the most vital tools that the nation has at its disposal. Without these stores, we would be left without all of the most crucial supplies that are going to get us through these trying times. The COVID-19 pandemic is forcing all of us into our homes, and the only way that we are going to be able to handle the quarantine is by stocking up.
This has created a level of demand that grocery stores are struggling to sustain. Now that people are going to be stuck indoors for the foreseeable future, various companies are going to need new workers that are willing to help out and Kroger is one of them. They are already updating their usual hours depending on the circumstances of each particular location.
Kroger is also placing limits on certain items so that there is enough available for everyone. This includes sanitary, cold, and flu products. If everyone simply purchases what they actually need, we should all be okay in the meantime. With the increased demand comes a need for an increased workforce. To that end, Kroger is going to be hiring thousands of workers to assist their current employees during the onslaught.
They are looking to hire at least 10,000 new employees. Amazon is also looking to make 100,000 new hires. During a time when lots of people are going to be looking for new jobs, this is great news. Americans can also enjoy the peace of mind that comes with knowing that their essential services will still be available to them as we wait out this pandemic.
The hiring process at Kroger has also been expanded, allowing new employees to get started as quickly as possible. Meanwhile, there is also a petition circulating that asks the grocery store chain to provide any workers who are currently ill with the necessary sick leave pay. This petition claims that Kroger employees are currently not being paid their sick leave if they test positive for the coronavirus.
Kroger is only offering these employees a $25 gift card in the meantime, as a means of showing their appreciation. While Kroger was contacted for a statement about the current situation, they have yet to provide one. As soon as one is made available, we will be more than happy to pass it along. Be sure to share this story with any friends and loved ones who are currently looking for a job to replace their lost income.