In light of the coronavirus pandemic, more organizations are making adjustments to deal with the unprecedented health crisis.
J.B. Hunt Transport, Inc., one of the largest supply chain solutions providers in North America, announced on March 23 that drivers and personnel at field operations and customer facilities supporting the drivers will receive a one-time bonus of $500 on March 27.
“All of our employees have gone above and beyond the call to action during this crisis. And nearly all of our field-level, front-line employees and certainly all of our drivers are required in person and have upheld the high standards of our company. They have kept pace with the evolving supply chain needs of our customers in the face of great uncertainty,” John Roberts, president and CEO of J.B. Hunt, said in a statement. “These bonuses serve as a token of our appreciation for their service and hard work during these unprecedented times.”
Walmart previously announced a special cash bonus for hourly associates in stores, clubs, supply chain and offices on March 19. Every hourly associate employed by the company as of March 1 will qualify for the $300 bonus for full-time hourly associates and $150 for part-time hourly associates. The bonus will be paid on April 2.
Furthermore, the company will give the next scheduled quarterly bonus for store, club and supply chain associates a month early as if the company achieved its first quarter plan. The quarterly bonus will be given in late April.
In total, nearly $550 million will be paid to hourly associates at Walmart.
“Walmart associates have gone above and beyond the call of duty in serving our customers during these unprecedented times,” said Doug McMillon, President and CEO, Walmart. “We want to reward our associates for their hard work and recognize them for the work that is in front of us.”