Some businesses are actually thriving during this unprecedented pandemic that hurt so many restaurants, bars, and venues. One of the businesses that is thriving is The Home Depot. The Home Depot has been a leader in the industry for supplies for anything regarding the construction or functionality of your home. You can get tubs, toilets, light fixtures, cabinets, kitchen utensils, electrical equipment, and even lawn gnomes. It seems as though the pandemic hasn’t prevented people from working on their homes. In fact, business is better than ever.
Despite a large dip right when the pandemic hit at the end of March of 2020, The Home Depot’s stock has been climbing to higher numbers than before the pandemic. In fact, the third quarter showed a 20% increase in net profits from the previous years of $3.4 billion. This could be due to people being stuck at home. Some families may take the time to work on things in their home. The Home Depot has decided to share this boost in business with the people who support the company the most- the employees.Read More »
The Home Depot knows that the holidays are important for the home and the people in it, and this announcement couldn’t have come at a better time. The holidays aren’t going to be the same as usual this year. However, the paid time off will allow people to spend time with the family they can see. Also, the pay raise will be able to provide money for Thanksgiving and Christmas this year. While airlines may be offering cheap travel, many people don’t feel comfortable getting on a plane these days. Additional money can help show family and friends that they care with small gifts. It’s a way to remain close during these difficult times.
The Home Depot isn’t the only organization who has been helpful to their employees. Cooper’s Hawk has been giving employees meals for their families at least a couple of times a week. Pepsi Co now offers caregiving benefits for employees with children at homes. They also gave people on the front line extra pay. There are numerous other businesses giving back to their employees and communities, too. These companies show us that they really do understand how valuable their employees are to their organization. It makes all of these companies look good, but it also spreads some good cheer.
When things go wrong in the world, such as a pandemic, it can be easy to emphasize the bad. There are a number of businesses who are forced to go out of business or make difficult decisions due to a lack of income. In these trying times, The Home Depot reminds us that there is some color amongst all of the dark moments. Hopefully, other companies will learn from the generosity of this company and share profits with the people who keep their business running.