HOUSTON – Great news for H-E-B employees: the company plans to transition from “Texas Proud Pay” to a permanent wage increase, making the biggest pay increase in company history.
In a news release Monday evening, H-E-B said the $2-per-hour raise was originally made to be temporary for employees working through the coronavirus pandemic. It was extended three times since April.
The ‘Texas Proud Pay’ raise ended on June 21.
“We believe this crisis will be around for an indeterminate amount of time and our goal is to reward our partners for their hard work and dedication with more than temporary bonuses,” H-E-B said in the statement.
Store and supply chain workers will be eligible for accelerated and paid increases moving forward, worth more than twice the amount of the temporary program over the next year, the company said in a release.
H-E-B also announced it will make Martin Luther King Jr. Day a paid company holiday.