H-E-B has announced the pay raises they gave to employs at the start of the pandemic will be coming to an end as the company transitions into a new long-term plan that includes permanent merit increases.
The company says the wage increase is the largest in company history.
The company said in a news release:
"Texans count on H-E-B, and that means depending on our great Partners, who are the heart and soul of our business. We believe this crisis will be around for an indeterminate amount of time and our goal is to reward our Partners for their hard work and dedication with more than temporary premium pay. As we work to find our new normal during this unprecedented time, H-E-B will transition from our temporary Texas Proud Pay program, which ended June 21, and move, on June 22, into different long-term, permanent investments in our people, which include accelerated and enhanced pay increases for store, manufacturing and supply chain hourly non-management Partners. This is the largest investment in pay in the history of H-E-B. Additionally, we will continue our ongoing investments in pay and other perks and benefits for all Partners across the company.
Throughout the coronavirus crisis, H-E-B Partners have demonstrated our collective commitment to take care of Texans. H-E-B was one of the first retailers to launch a temporary bonus program and one of the only ones to reinvest those funds into longer-term pay programs for our Partners in the form of accelerated and enhanced merit increases. We are proud that since 2014, H-E-B’s total investment in Partner pay has roughly doubled.
Our company’s dedication to our H-E-B family remains strong and unwavering and we are deeply proud of our more than 120,000 H-E-B Partners. They are the Spirit of H-E-B."