There’s no denying we’re living in scary times right now. Who would have ever thought grocery shopping would become a stressful task?! Grocery stores around the country have been struggling to keep shelves stocked, manage crowds of worried shoppers and sanitize stores all at the same time. It’s a daunting task and we could not be more thankful for the dedicated employees that show up every day to ensure we are able to stock up on necessary supplies. Unfortunately, one of our favorite grocery store, Trader Joe’s, just announced that they need to temporarily close some of their stores because they may have become contaminated with the virus that is responsible for so much chaos in the world right now: COVID-19.
Trader Joe’s posted an announcement on their website stating six stores would be temporarily closed for cleaning. Here are the locations of the closed stores:
- Saugus, MA – Trader Joe’s on 358 Broadway
- Fairfield, CT – Trader Joe’s on 2258 Black Rock Turnpike
- Hartsdale, NY – Trader Joe’s on 215 N Central Ave
- Arlington, VA – Trader Joe’s on 1109 N Highland St
- Merrick, NY – Trader Joe’s on 1714 Merrick Rd
- Metairie, LA – Trader Joe’s on 2949 Veterans Blvd
A crew member in each store has either tested positive for COVID-19 or is receiving treatment for a suspected case. If you visited one of these stores, you can check out Trader Joe’s website for further instructions.
Trader Joe’s is known for treating its employees well so despite the stores being closed, Trader Joe’s will still be paying all of their crew members for their scheduled shifts.
Trader Joe’s also recently announced that due to the increased demand for groceries, they are hiring temporary workers.
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#TraderJoes is working diligently to support our communities and ensure that customers have access to food & household essentials during this time. If you’ve found your work hours limited or your job placed on hold, and you have a passion for people & a fervor for food, we invite you to apply for a temporary position. *Tap the link in our bio or visit www.traderjoes.com/careers to learn more.*
If you’re interested in applying for a job at Trader Joe’s you can fill out an application on their website.
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A version of this article was originally published March 24, 2020.