BJ’S WHOLESALE CLUB INCREASES WAGES AND BONUSES FOR FRONTLINE TEAM MEMBERS

BJ’s Wholesale Club announced that it will be increasing wages and bonuses for “frontline team members” at their 218 clubs across the country. All hourly team members in the company’s clubs, distribution centers and home office will earn an additional $2 per hour beginning March 23 through at least April 12. At the end of March, the company also says that its “managers and key personnel” in the clubs and distribution centers will receive a onetime bonus ranging from $500 to $1,000. BJ’s previously issued an emergency paid leave policy to support team members in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, which included “pay for up to 14 days when under mandated quarantine” and “pay through a mix of accrued sick time and company paid time if a team member tests positive for coronavirus and needs to self-quarantine.”

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