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The Publix supermarket company has begun to provide paid parental leave

According to business executives, the Publix grocery store chain will begin giving paid parental leave to workers who become parents for the first time on Wednesday.

Full-time and part-time employees who meet the requirements will be allowed to take time off for the first year after the birth or adoption of a child, beginning with the new year, according to the Florida-based corporation.

The new incentives come at a time when merchants around the United States are experiencing a labour shortage, and some are introducing additional benefits to attract and retain employees. Schnucks, a grocery store chain founded in St. Louis, recently awarded a $600 one-time retention incentive to its employees.

A statement from Maria Brous, Publix’s communications director, said that the company is devoted to being a wonderful place to work, and that the company “often reviews our benefits to ensure that we are offering a complete package to our workers.”

The email did not include any information on how much paid time off new parents would be entitled to.

The privately held, employee-owned firm employs 225,000 people across almost 1,300 locations in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia. The company is headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama.

Jonathan James
I serve as a Senior Executive Journalist of The National Era
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