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Fareway to reward frontline employees with bonuses, additional paid time-off

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BOONE, Iowa (KTIV) -- Fareway has announced a plan to provide cash bonuses and additional paid time-off for its hourly employees who have worked on the frontlines during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The program, known as the "Fareway Family Frontline Plane," includes a one-time cash bonus to be paid to hourly employees under the age of 18.

Fareway says the plan also includes part-time hourly employees 18 and over receiving an additional 20 hours of paid time off, while full-time hourly employees will receive 40 additional hours of paid time off.

The company says managers and warehouse foremen will receive an additional 47 hours of paid time off.

The company says the bonuses range up to $1,200 per employee with a total investment of several million dollars to about 8,500 frontline employees. The Fareway corporate office says it'll distribute the bonuses to employees on April 3.

"Our Fareway Family on the frontline have worked tirelessly to serve our customers during these last several weeks,” said Fareway President and CEO Reynolds W. Cramer. “Our part-time and full-time store employees, office support, warehouse personnel, and transportation department have risen to the challenge. Whether it’s additional cash in their pocket, or paid-time-off to be with family or friends, we want to reward these hourly employees for their hard work and willingness to fulfill the new expectations of our customers now and into the future.”

Fareway is actively seeking additional employees at the distribution center.

To apply at Fareway, or to find other opportunities, click here.

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Dean Welte

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