For the sixth time this year Lowe’s (NYSE:LOW) announced it would be giving its employees $100 million in bonuses for their work during the pandemic. Once again the DIY warehouse will give all full-time employees $300 while part-time workers will get $150.
The total amount in bonuses Lowe’s has shared with its workers is now $775 million. The retailer has made special payments in March, May, July, August, and October. The latest round will be given on Nov. 13.
In addition to giving bonuses to its employees, the home improvement warehouse also said it was hiring 20,000 workers for the holiday season. Lowe’s says that throughout the pandemic it has hired 155,000 additional workers.
“As the holiday season approaches, we’re especially grateful for our front-line associates who continue to maintain the highest level of customer service, and this bonus is our way of saying thank you and providing a little extra financial support for their families during this time,” CEO Marvin Ellison said in a statement.
At the beginning of the COVID-19 outbreak, Lowe’s also temporarily raised the wages of its workers by $2 per hour.
The retailer has also donated $100 million in personal protective equipment and grants, including $55 million to rural, minority-owned, and women-owned small businesses.