SUNBURY, Pa., May 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Weis Markets today announced it will increase its starting hourly rate for newly hired Weis Markets' associates to $9 an hour on August 2. On this date, the company will also increase the minimum hourly rate for current hourly Weis associates to $9 an hour. The increase will benefit associates who work in the company's 163 stores.
"For more than 100 years, we have worked hard to create opportunities and career advancement options at Weis Markets for our associates. In recent years, we've made significant improvements to our training and development programs which are designed to help associates at all levels grow in their jobs and prepare for future opportunities in our organization," said Jonathan Weis, Weis Markets Chairman and CEO. "As part of our focus on associate development and satisfaction, we will increase our base hourly rate for Weis Markets' associates to $9 an hour beginning August 2. This new wage benchmark will not only benefit a significant number our current associates, but it will also help us attract and retain talented associates to deliver best-in-class customer service every day. It is also important to note this move will have no impact on our prices."
About Weis Markets
Founded in 1912, Weis Markets, Inc. is a Mid Atlantic food retailer operating 163 stores in Pennsylvania, Maryland, New Jersey, New York and West Virginia. For more information, please visit: WeisMarkets.com or Facebook.com/WeisMarkets.
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