Albertsons Companies, one of the largest food and drug retailers in the U.S., released that they are partnering with 17 major companies to provide part-time jobs to those who have been laid off or had their hours cut. Albertsons has made this decision amid the COVID-19 outbreak, which is affecting thousands of businesses and their employees across the country.
Supermarket companies have become critical during this time. Because of that, Albertsons Cos. is immediately hiring 30,000 new associates. They are partnering with companies such as Regal, BJ’s, Hilton, Marriot International and more, which all represent a variety of industries.
Albertsons is in a unique position and wants to do everything they can to help, said the company’s Chief Executive Officer, Vivek Sankaran. The company and their partners are fully supportive of each other, and both understand the fact that most people will go back to their old jobs when this is over.
“So many businesses in the hospitality and retail sectors are scaling back hours or temporarily closing as their customers remain home and adhere to shelter-in-place orders. We are grateful to be a resource to help fill a critical need in our own business and take care of people who want to continue working during this time of national emergency,” Sankaran said.
About Albertsons Companies
Locally great and nationally strong, Albertsons Companies is one of the largest food and drug retailers in the United States. They operate stores across 34 states and the District of Columbia under 20 well-known banners including Albertsons, Safeway, Vons, Jewel-Osco, Shaw’s, Acme, Tom Thumb, Randalls, United Supermarkets, Pavilions, Star Market, Haggen and Carrs. Albertsons Companies is committed to helping people across the country live better lives by making a meaningful difference, neighborhood by neighborhood. In 2019 alone, along with the Albertsons Companies Foundation, the company gave $225 million in food and financial support. These efforts helped millions of people in the areas of hunger relief, education, cancer research and treatment, programs for people with disabilities and veterans’ outreach. The company is currently conducting a major fundraiser to help feed families, school children and seniors in need during the COVID-19 crisis and has donated $3 million towards the cause.