Owner of TJ Maxx continues to pay employees despite closed stores (Details)

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As Puerto Rico is still struggling with the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, one company is helping its employees in a big way. 

TJX Companies, Inc., which owns Marshalls, TJ Maxx, and HomeGoods, is still paying its employees even though their stores have been closed for at least six weeks.

TJX spokeswoman Erika Tower stated, “We believe it is the right thing for us to do under these circumstances.”

The company is getting a lot of praise for this act on social media.

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Iván Meléndez went to Facebook to thank the company because his son, an employee at Marshalls, is still receiving a paycheck. His post has gone viral.

Meléndez wrote in Spanish, “Thank you to all Marshalls stores for such an honorable gesture.”




Below is Meléndez’s full post on Facebook:

Tengo que mencionar esto pues quizás muchos no sepan. Las tiendas Marshalls en Puerto Rico han continuado pagándoles a…

Posted by Iván Meléndez on Saturday, October 21, 2017

 

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