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Hormel Foods To Give Second Round Of Special Cash Bonus To Its Production Teams


When employees step out of their homes during crisis hours to ensure the production of trusted brands’ food items goes without hindrance, Hormel Foods keeps its employees’ safety in mind while giving them cash bonus.

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Dailycsr.com – 29 April 2020 – Hormel Foods has announced a “second special cash bonus” intended for the plant production workers who are coming to work despite the coronavirus outbreak for ensure smooth food production.  
The new bonus is of “$7 million” which will be in addition to the previously paid bonus of “$4 million”. The new bonus will be given to both “full- and part-time plant production team members” who are working during these difficult times to ensure the trusted food brand products are being supplied to the market. Here are some of the “well-known products” of the company as mentioned in its press release:
“SKIPPY® peanut butter, SPAM® products, Justin’s® nut butters, Wholly® guacamole dips, Herdez® salsas, Applegate® products, Dinty Moore® beef stew and Hormel® chili along with a wide variety of other leading brands and products”.
In the words of the board chairman, President as well as the chief executive of Hormel Foods, Jim Snee:
“Throughout this pandemic, our number one priority has been to keep our team members safe, especially those who are not in a position to work remotely. We have worked tirelessly to provide enhanced safety measures including PPE, temperature taking, facility innovation to enhance social distancing, and improved access to COVID-19 testing. We do this all with a sense of responsibility and pride as we maintain the constant supply of safe, high-quality food which has provided a sense of security and comfort to millions of Americans. What we are facing today would have been far worse if grocery store shelves were empty. We know that food has the power to bring us together, even when we can’t be. Along with so many other essential food industry workers, we are doing our part to make sure people can find food at grocery stores, restaurants through carryout and delivery, and even food pantries. As we recognize heroes during this time, we pay tribute to our health care workers and first responders, but we shouldn’t forget the millions of people who are showing up and working hard to keep our food supply chain running. They should be recognized for the heroic and purposeful work they are doing and they have our most sincere appreciation and gratitude.”
In the special bonus full time employees will receive “$500” while the part-time ones will get “$150”. Moreover, Hormel Food has been paying hundred percent the base amount along with the benefits to its “team members impacted by COVID-19”. With the second round of special bonus, the full-time employees would have received “total of $800” while the part-time ones would be totalling to “$300” by the first week of July.
Furthermore, the press release from Hormel Foods informed that:
“The company has invested millions of dollars in the safety of its team members through innovation in its facilities, enhancements to PPE, temperature screenings, COVID-19 testing and focused efforts on facility redesign for social distancing”.
The company was among the first ones to show its support amid the crisis-stricken communities and it continues to donate towards “hunger relief efforts” on a global scale. While Snee added:
“During this difficult time, our customers, consumers and partners can count on us to do our part just as we have done for the past 129 years. We will get through this together.”