Redner’s Markets Inc. will add new staff at every location throughout its Eastern Pennsylvania, Maryland and Delaware trading area and increase the starting wage for workers at its corporate warehouse facilities—moves made possible by sales growth seen during the COVID-19 pandemic, the upcoming holidays and its recently expanded Redner’ Ready online ordering service, the retailer announced Oct. 29.
“We expect to hire full- and part-time, cashiers, stock clerks, prepared food workers, among others, in all of our stores to enhance our service model. We are excited about the growth we are experiencing and welcome all the new additions,” said Robert McDonough, VP of human resources for Redner’s, in a release, which said the number of new jobs would be in the thousands.
Reading, Pa.-based Redner’s operates 44 grocery stores and 21 Quick Stop convenience stores. Its current 4,800 associates enjoy a suite of benefits, including an employee stock ownership plan, health plans and financial incentives. The company has been conducting job fairs in select communities and are encouraging job seekers to come out and talk with a recruiter, store director or visit the retailer online to learn more.
Beginning Nov. 1, Redner’s will also increase the starting wages of workers at both of its corporate warehouse facilities to $15 and hour, with a $500 signing bonus. The wages of existing workers have also been adjusted.