After accelerating the implementation of its $15 hourly minimum wage and giving out bonuses in April and July, Target has announced another round of bonuses for hourly workers. This bonus will come to $200 per employee and will be paid out in early November.
Target was one of the retailers to introduce "hero pay" for its employees when the coronavirus arrived in the United States. The retailer temporarily raised hourly wages by $2 in March. Such pay raises have since expired, both at Target and at most other retailers, but a couple retailers are giving out bonuses to employees who continue to work in the midst of a pandemic that is still going strong.
These bonuses come as daily new Covid-19 cases are rising once again in the U.S., approaching a third peak.