Lowe’s extends the “premium pandemic”

Lowe’s prolonge la «prime pandémie»

Unlike most companies in the retail sector, Lowe’s Canada announced on Monday provide for extending the duration of its premium COVID.

The employees of the corporate stores and Rona and Réno-Dépôt in Québec will thus be able to continue to enjoy a premium of 2 dollars per hour for the entire month of July.

Lowe’s prolonge la «prime pandémie»

Marc MacDonald
V.-P. the main Lowe’s Canada

This last, as Lowe’s calls it, ” premium special temporary “, had been introduced in April in the wake of the COVID-19, and issues of staff absenteeism.

“We want to recognize the hard work of our associates and their constant dedication to serve our customers and meet their needs,” said the vp-principal, human Resources business, Marc Macdonald.

The sake of recruiting

In a statement released Monday, Lowe’s does not hide that this decision will help the company in its efforts of recruitment and retention of its employees.

The company, which bought Rona, claims to have hundreds of vacancies nationwide, including more than 400 in Quebec.

This last has, however, been able to respond when quizzed by The Newspaper about the starting salary of an employee of Rona and Réno-Dépôt in Quebec.

In recent weeks, the majority of companies in the retail trade and the food industry have in turn put an end to their special premium of $ 2 per hour.

Olymel and the other

In addition to the Olymel, has been hard hit by the pandemic, retailers such as Walmart, Dollarama, Loblaw and Metro, among others, have all announced back on this measure.

Lowe’s was, for its part, remained more elusive on the subject, until she should make known his decision on Monday. Since the beginning of 2020, the New York stock Exchange, the shares of Lowe’s rose by 10.8 %.

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