H-E-B Offering Temporary Job Opportunities for Texans in "Tough Times"
In an effort to keep up with the surge in demand for groceries amid the coronavirus pandemic, H-E-B has announced that they’re hiring for several short-term positions throughout Texas.
“Texans rely on H-E-B in times of need, and we’re committed to serving our customers through every challenge,” the company’s hiring website explains. “We’re looking for some short-term support for our stores. Texans helping Texans, that's the H-E-B Way.”
The temporary positions, which can last up to 60 days or even into permanent employment, include overnight stockers, daytime stockers, customer service assistants, baggers, and checkers. The pay rates range from $9.50 an hour for customer service assistants and baggers, to $15 an hour for overnight stockers.
H-E-B has also committed $3 million for coronavirus community support, with $1.2 million going to support 18 Texas food banks, $500,000 to organizations dedicated to mobilized home feeding services like Meals on Wheels, and $300,000 to Texas Biomedical Research Institute, a San Antonio-based organization with a team dedicated to coronavirus research. H-E-B has also pledged $1 million in financial support for their “nonprofit partners who are providing vital services during this time.”
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“Whether it’s in our stores or in the more than 300 communities we serve, H-E-B is here to stand by and help all Texans, especially our most vulnerable neighbors,” the grocery chain said in a news release. “We must work together to get through the tough times, and this is especially true as we confront the threat of coronavirus. We are in this as a community and it’s important to keep calm and support one another.”