Giant Eagle is working around the clock to partner with other businesses to offer temporary employment to those whose jobs have been affected by the community impact of COVID-19. The Pittsburgh Penguins and Primanti Bros. are two of the first brands to step up to provide PPG Paints Arena workers and Primanti restaurant employees with hiring opportunities in area Giant Eagle stores.
Through these unique partnerships, displaced workers will have the opportunity to join Giant Eagle's store teams as the company continues its focus on providing a safe and clean environment for our communities to shop for the foods, medicines and other household items in greatest need.
"Supermarkets, pharmacies and fuel stations are critical community resources right now," said Giant Eagle, Inc. President and CEO Laura Shapira Karet. "I continue to be amazed by the commitment and compassion of our Giant Eagle and GetGo Team Members, and thank the PPG Paints Arena workers and Primanti Bros. restaurant employees who have stepped up to help us get this important work done."
Restrictions related to COVID-19 have forced restaurants such as Primanti Bros. to dramatically limit business operations to takeout only, and premier event venues such as PPG Paints Arena to entirely pause business operations. The Penguins previously announced that PPG Paints Arena workers will be compensated for missed regular-season Penguins games.
"We have a well-trained, loyal and hard-working arena workforce, and we are happy to provide priority job opportunities to help them and their families during this time of need," Penguins CEO David Morehouse said. "We worked closely with our operations partners, ASM Global and Aramark, and our service workers union leaders to help provide these jobs to over 700 arena employees."
In addition to these important partnerships, Giant Eagle is still looking to hire hundreds of people across numerous areas of business, including in its stores, at its warehouse facilities and as truck drivers. Those in our community who are interested in joining Giant Eagle can apply at Jobs.GiantEagle.com.