LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – Retail giant Kroger, which owns Ralphs and Food 4 Less, announced Wednesday that it will be temporarily increasing wages for its workers amid the coronavirus pandemic.

The company announced that grocery store workers will receive a $2 per hour wage increase between March 29 and April 18. Kroger is calling it a “Hero Bonus.”

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This is in addition to bonuses of $150 to $300 to part-time and full-time employees, respectively, which were announced last month.

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Several other major grocery stores and retailers have also offered temporary raises and bonuses during the pandemic, including the likes of Walmart, Target and Albertsons.

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According to the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union, Kroger employs 460,000 grocery store workers nationwide, and 22,000 in California.