Pay rise for 7,600 workers at New England supermarket chain

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A New England supermarket chain is offering employees a pay raise this week. Big Y announced that 7,600 workers, nearly three-quarters of the company’s retail workforce, are receiving a pay rise to help them cope with the rising cost of living . The increase in wages for employees came into effect on Sunday. The company said the increase means every Big Y retail employee will be paid above minimum wage in Massachusetts and Connecticut. , and deputy department heads. According to Big Y, members of senior management are not included in this increase. “We are proud to invest in our hard-working store teams who have been on the front line for the past 2 years supporting our customers and our community,” said Big Y President and CEO Charles L. D’Amour, in a statement. by the company. “We know that household budgets are squeezed by inflation. We hope that by increasing their hourly rates, we will help them through these difficult times as we recognize and appreciate their efforts and loyalty. “In total, the chain has 71 supermarkets, Table & Vine Fine Wines and Liquors and 13 Big Y Express gas and convenience outlets with nearly 11,000 employees. The chain said new store locations are planned in new regions.

A New England supermarket chain is offering employees a pay raise this week.

Big Y announced that 7,600 workers, nearly three-quarters of the company’s retail workforce, are receiving a pay rise to help them cope with the rising cost of living . The increase in wages for employees came into effect on Sunday.

The company said the increase means every Big Y retail employee will be paid above minimum wage in Massachusetts and Connecticut.

This multimillion-dollar investment in store teams will increase starting pay rates for all clerks, customer service, fresh food and mall specialists, and assistant department managers. According to Big Y, members of senior management are not included in this increase.

“We are proud to invest in our hard-working store teams who have been on the front line for the past 2 years supporting our customers and our community,” said Big Y President and CEO Charles L. D’Amour, in a statement. by the company. “We know that household budgets are squeezed by inflation. We hope that by increasing their hourly rates, we will help them through these difficult times as we recognize and appreciate their efforts and loyalty. ”

In total, the chain has 71 supermarkets, Table & Vine Fine Wines and Liquors and 13 Big Y Express gas and convenience outlets with nearly 11,000 employees. The chain said new store locations are planned in new regions.

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