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Walmart Expands a Pregnancy Support Benefit

The retailer is extending its doula-service coverage, introduced last year in Georgia, to employees on a Walmart medical plan in three additional states.

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4 Steps to Protect Employees in Excessive Heat

Federal safety authorities are advising employers to follow a combination of common-sense practices and precautions tailored to their workplace.

Walmart Inc. also is instituting a progressive wage model that will boost techs' pay up to $4 more per hour over four years.

The retailer, whose Walmart Foundation recently provided a $500,000 grant to PFLAG, is launching an LGBTQ+ Officer Caucus and says associates can now self-identify their gender identity and pronouns.

The multimillion-dollar investment will assist associates "with the rising cost of living,” the grocer said.

Company says it has seen “strong momentum building over the last two years.”

"Our associates are empowered to deliver a shopping experience centered on meeting customers’ needs through our ‘count on me’ culture. It’s a culture based on accountability," said the president of Food Lion.

At the IDDBA Show, Dale Earnhardt Jr. said it best: If your crew doesn’t believe in you, and “if they don’t feel like you believe in them … they’re not going to battle and they’re not going to put their best into it.”

In a rough month for retail, food and beverage stores gave up 8,300 jobs in May, while supercenters and warehouse clubs lost 27,800 jobs.

The “Understanding and Finding Solutions to the Persistent Labor Crisis in Foodservice” session offered food for thought on what employees want in a job—and why they sometimes leave.

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