EAST HANOVER, N.J. — Mondelez International U.S. is increasing its employee benefits, donating to COVID-19 response efforts and hiring 1,000 front-line U.S. employees to help keep its food supply going during the coronavirus outbreak.
In addition to implementing enhanced protocols and protections to provide a safe and sanitary work environment, Mondelez will also give a $2-per-hour increase, based on the number of hours worked through May 2, to its manufacturing, distribution and sales hourly workforce. It will also give a $125-per-week bonus for its sales representatives.
U.S.-based employees will also receive up to two additional weeks of paid leave at full pay, and the company will continue to assess further opportunities to support employees as the situation evolves.
Mondelez will also hire 1,000 front-line U.S. employees to ensure the uninterrupted functioning of its U.S. distribution sales network in the coming months.
“As one of the largest food companies in the country, we play a critical role in safeguarding the U.S. food supply,” said Glen Walter, executive vice president and president of North America. “In this time of heightened need, we are working in close collaboration with customers and local communities to ensure that production lines remain operational, distribution networks continue to work efficiently and U.S. consumers have access to foods on shelves.”
Mondelez has also committed $15 million in financial and in-kind donations through the Mondelez International Foundation and global and local brand initiatives.
Mondelez International U.S. is part of Deerfield, Ill.-based Mondelez International, one of the world’s largest snack companies. Its brands include Oreo, belVita, Sour Patch Kids and Trident gum.