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Sanderson Farms offering attendance bonuses to hourly workers

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Sanderson Farms announced it will implement a temporary weekly attendance bonus for employees equivalent to $1 an hour for each hour worked. The incentive began Monday, March 30, 2020, and will end Friday, June 26, 2020.

Employees must have perfect attendance during the week in order to earn the bonus. The attendance bonus is applicable to all hourly positions, including new hires.

“By offering a weekly bonus for employees, we hope to show our appreciation for their hard work and contribution to maintaining the U.S. food supply during this critical period,” said Lampkin Butts, Sanderson Farms president and chief operating officer in a statement. “When Sanderson Farms employees come to work each day, they are supporting not only themselves and their families, but the entire nation.”

Sanderson Farms recently announced additional measures the company is taking to protect the health and safety of its employees, and the quality of its products, during the COVID-19 pandemic. These precautions include travel restriction for employees, growers, contractors, and vendors, as well as denying access to every person attempting to enter any Sanderson Farms location with a temperature of 100° Fahrenheit or greater.

“Our top priority is keeping our employees safe and healthy. Sanderson Farms is doing everything it can to protect its employees while they are at work,” Butts said. “The company consults daily with physicians and other health experts on how best to ensure employee well being.”

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