Kroger to give frontline workers “Hero Bonus”


Kroger announced it will be giving its frontline workers a “hero bonus” for any hours worked between March 20 and April 18.

Employees will receive an additional $2 per hour which will be added on to their standard base rate of pay.

“Our associates have displayed the true actions of a hero, working tirelessly on the frontlines to ensure everyone has access to affordable, fresh food and essentials during this national emergency,” Rodney McMullen, Kroger’s chairman and CEO, said in a press release.

“The Hero Bonus is just one more way we continue to convey our thanks and gratitude not only to our existing associates but also to the more than 30,000 new hires who have joined in the past two weeks and those who will soon join the Kroger Family of Companies.”