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Publix Will Offer Paid Parental Leave Starting in New Year

Dec. 30, 2021, 7:26 PM

Publix Super Markets Inc., the operator of about 1,300 grocery stores in the southeastern U.S., will start offering paid parental leave in the new year.

Eligible full- and part-time employees will be able “to take time off with pay within the first year after the birth or adoption of a child,” the company said in an emailed statement. Publix didn’t specify how much time would be covered.

The supermarket chain is adding the benefit as retailers struggle to fill jobs and retain existing employees in a tight labor market. Walmart Inc., Target Corp. and Costco Wholesale Corp. have ...