Lowe’s to hand out another round of pandemic bonuses worth $100 million


Lowe’s Cos. announced Wednesday that it is handing out another round of bonuses to recognize its front-line employees in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The company, which has 144 stores in Texas, said all full-time hourly workers will get $300, and part-time and seasonal employees will receive $150 on Oct. 16. The bonuses total $100 million and will affect hourly workers at Lowe’s stores, distribution centers and store support centers, the company said.

The latest bonus will match the money Lowe’s provided to all hourly associates in March, May, July and August, according to the company.

The retailer joins other companies from Amazon to Kroger to Target that have provided their front-line and warehouse workers bonuses. Some have even offered free access to virtual doctor visits during the pandemic.

The Home Depot on Forest Lane was extensively damaged last Oct. 20, when 10 tornadoes caused $2 billion in damage to homes and businesses in Dallas, Richardson and Garland.