A pharmacy pays for the varsity supplies for the staff

The three Jean Coutu pharmacies positioned in Jonquière in Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean have determined to pay a part of their workers’ faculty provides just a few weeks earlier than the beginning of the varsity yr.

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Lately, healthcare services have been serving to households in want as the varsity yr approaches, till managers realized the workers themselves wanted assist.

“There have been two concepts behind it. First, worker retention. We attempt to be revolutionary in our strategies to reward our workers as a lot as doable. Second, we attempt to be there for the durations that may be extra damaging to our workers’ budgets, equivalent to the beginning of the varsity yr, the vacation season,” stated supervisor Dominick Béland.

At a time when the labor scarcity is growing sharply, the pharmacy dares to put money into its workers.

Any scholar employee or anybody with kids can obtain a $75 voucher. To this point, 105 of those vouchers have been distributed to greater than 70 workers.

These affected welcome this initiative. A lot of them are college students. The budgetary facet is usually removed from apparent.

“It can actually assist us. For instance, I’ve to pay for the uniforms and all my books, which actually helps,” confirmed case officer Naomi Girard.

In view of the success with the staff, the initiative might effectively be repeated subsequent yr.