Senior Living Employees of Walker Methodist Receive Additional Temporary Pay Increase During COVID-19 Crisis

At a time when companies are being forced to lay off employees, Walker Methodist has made the decision to honor their employees with a temporary pay bump using funds from the Walker Methodist Foundation.

Walker Methodist, a senior living and health care organization, made the decision this week to
give every employee a 50 cent per hour pay bump until their May 29 paycheck.

Scott RiddleIn a letter to Walker Methodist employees, President and CEO Scott Riddle said, “When I reflect on the creativity of our team in addressing new problems, the flexibility of team members in picking up new responsibilities, and the positive attitudes that I witness amidst the pain and new realities, I stand in awe. Every day that you work with Walker Methodist, you prove that you are heroes in this fight.”

The decision was made unanimously by the executive leadership team, the Board of Directors, and the Foundation.

“We hope that this small gesture will serve as a reminder to you all that we support you and
thank you for your dedication to our residents and patients, and to Walker Methodist,” Riddle
told team members.

The senior living organization also decided that despite the fact that the coronavirus is going to
negatively impact revenue, they decided to keep faith and honor their commitment to issuing
annual pay increases in April this year.

Walker Methodist employs nearly 1,300 team members throughout Minnesota and into
Wisconsin. The company has several open positions, including cooks, waitstaff, housekeeping,
resident assistants, and more. Learn more about Walker Methodist at www.walkermethodist.org.

Topics: News

Sarah Benbow

Written by Sarah Benbow

Corporate director of marketing and communications / public information officer

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