Ulta Beauty increases distribution center wages

US-based beauty retailer Ulta Beauty will pay its distribution center workers a $2-per-hour wage premium, in recognition of their efforts to support the company’s e-commerce business during the COVID-19 pandemic. The company has also raised its sanitation and safety measures to include social distancing and increased cleaning protocols.

Ulta Beauty ceo Mary Dillon stated that the company remains committed to paying its store and salon associate through mid-April and providing benefits for employees who are currently enrolled.

While Ulta Beauty’s distribution centers still remain operational, the company closed all of its retail locations earlier this month due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

As reported, Ulta previously said it would reopen its locations on March 31. The company has not confirmed a reopening date in its update, but says it is following government guidance on the situation.

Customers can continue shopping via the retailer’s website or the Ulta Beauty app.

Ulta Beauty ceo Mary Dillon said: “We appreciate the flexibility, collaboration and understanding our associates have displayed during this uncertain time. We understand the direct impact these difficult, yet important decisions have on everyone. As such, we remain committed to paying our store and salon associates through mid-April and providing benefits for those who are currently enrolled. We will continue to evaluate the impact of COVID-19 in real-time, including recent legislation such as the CARES Act, should re-openings be further delayed.”