TJX Cos., the parent company of TJ Maxx, HomeGoods, and Marshalls, is still paying employees in Puerto Rico despite closing all its stores after Hurricane Maria. It has been six weeks since Hurricane Maria made landfall. According to Boston Globe, this isn’t the first time the retail giant has taken care of employees forced out of work as a result of natural disasters.
People are showing TJX Cos. companies a lot of love for the way they are taking care of their Puerto Rican employees.
If you wanna support businesses doing the right thing, know that TjMaxx is continuing to pay all Puerto Rican employees.
— Taylor (@girrrrltaylor) November 5, 2017
One Facebook user even shared a now-viral post about how TJX Cos. has helped his son who works for Marshalls.
Tengo que mencionar esto pues quizás muchos no sepan. Las tiendas Marshalls en Puerto Rico han continuado pagándoles a…
“I have to mention this because perhaps many do not know,” wrote Iván Meléndez. “The Marshalls stores in Puerto Rico have continued to pay their employees even without their stores being open. I’m worried about my son, and he told me: ‘Relax dad. Marshalls has been paying us.’ And they’ve given them supplies. Thanks to the stores for such an honorable gesture. From now on, I’m going to sponsor this chain even more. Marshalls, you did that!”
Hurricane Maria made landfall in Puerto Rico on Sept. 20 and 3.4 million Puerto Rican residents were immediately thrown into darkness. As of now, only about 30 percent of the island has had its power restored. The loss of power has forced businesses to remain closed, leaving millions of Puerto Ricans without consistent income.
“We believe it is the right thing for us to do under these circumstances,” TJX spokeswoman Erika Tower told Boston Globe.