In these unprecedented times, our front-line colleagues are working to ensure food is readily available across North America. In recognition of their critical role, our CEO Mark Clouse shared plans to increase support of these teams.
Here’s Mark’s letter to all employees:
I can’t emphasize enough the importance of the heroic efforts of our teams at our manufacturing plants, distribution centers and in-store field-based sales, as they work to ensure our neighbors have food during this critical time. As we ask our people to step up to the challenge of meeting the increased demand for food, it’s only right that we reward and recognize the critical role they are playing in maintaining the North American food supply.
Today, Campbell is announcing new support for our teams doing mission-critical work in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, including:
• A $2 per-hour premium payment for hourly employees at all Campbell production facilities and distribution centers.
• A $100 per-week premium payment for front-line supervisors, certain site staff and depot managers who are reporting to work as essential infrastructure workers. This incentive also includes employees who oversee the company’s sales execution teams that are in stores and working with customers and independent distributors to ensure that store shelves are stocked.
These premium payments will be extended to approximately 11,000 front-line team members who make, sell and distribute products to retail customers across the country. These temporary benefits, implemented in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, will be in place for at least five weeks beginning March 29.
These actions are in addition to a number of steps Campbell has already taken to ensure the well-being and safety of our teams, including protocols for identifying potential employee exposure, quarantines, enhanced cleaning procedures and health screenings across our manufacturing network. Campbell has also implemented policies to help manufacturing and distribution employees who may be out of work due to care giving or health-related issues related to the coronavirus, including mitigation plans to bridge income if necessary.
Thank you again to these teams for their dedication in these unprecedented times.
The temporary premium payments were in place for 18 weeks. On July 30 we announced a cash bonus to recognize our front-line teams for their sustained efforts over the last four months. The bonus will range from $100-$600 depending on one’s hours worked during the last 18 weeks. We will continue to recognize and reward our people for their tremendous work during this unprecedented time.
We’re also hiring employees to meet this increased demand. Find open jobs in our manufacturing and distribution centers, and apply to join the Campbell team.
To learn more about how we’re responding to the COVID-19 situation, including how we’re working to keep our people safe and how we’re supporting our hometown communities, read our news post.