<div class="RichTextArticleBody"> <div class="RichTextArticleBody-body"><p>Rite Aid is hiring 5,000 associates for full and part-time positions to meet increased demands due to the COVID-19 pandemic.</p><p>The company also rolled out a "Hero Program" to recognize its associates who are also providing important and essential services to communities. Benefits include an increase of $2 per hour for associates and a bonus of $1,000 for management.</p><p>In addition, Rite Aid is implementing a virtual health program in select markets, a designated senior shopping hour from 9 to 10 a.m., expanded in-store social distancing procedures and plexiglass shields at pharmacy and front-end counters.</p><p>
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