Jimbo’s…Naturally! raises minimum wage to $10/hour

July 3, 2014
For Immediate Release
Contact Person: Kelly Hartford – 858-793-7755 (marketing@jimbos.com)

San Diego, CA –Local natural and organic foods company Jimbo’s…Naturally! has made the decision to raise its minimum wage to $10 per hour effective July 1, 2014. The implementation will begin immediately and the process will be complete within the next six months. The $10 per hour minimum applies to courtesy and helper clerks, while the minimum for all other positions will be $10.50 per hour. The announcement was made to staff at an all store meeting on June 26th and was enthusiastically received.

While many companies are looking for ways to cut costs and are laying off staff, Jimbo’s…Naturally! is committed to improving the financial possibilities for their employees. Despite the new wage increase, Jimbo’s…Naturally! will not be reducing employee hours, changing it’s pricing structure nor its focus on customer service. Customers will continue to experience the great customer service San Diegans have experienced for over 30 years.

“As part of our mission and commitment to our employees and customers, we have determined that it is in the best interest of our staff and Jimbo’s as a whole to raise our minimum wage to $10 per hour,” said Jim “Jimbo” Someck, founder and owner of Jimbo’s…Naturally!. “While we feel we have always been competitive with our worker’s pay and overall benefits, we wanted to make a statement in regards to how much we value what they do. It is important in these difficult economic times that we provide our staff with a fair starting wage and opportunities to grow from there. We are committed to our staff and acknowledge their contribution to our overall success.”

Jimbo’s…Naturally! currently employs over 400 San Diegans. Employees will continue to receive important benefits such as medical/dental/vision insurance, quarterly bonus program, 401(k), paid time off, and 20% employee discount. For the full summary of benefits and current job openings, visit www/jimbos.com/employment.

ABOUT JIMBO’S…NATURALLY!
Jimbo’s…Naturally! is a complete natural foods grocery store. In order to fulfill its mission of providing the highest quality organic and natural foods, Jimbo’s…Naturally! places a strong emphasis on local and organic produce. Jimbo’s…Naturally! also carries a full line of groceries, vitamins, health & beauty aids, hormone-free and antibiotic-free meats, an in-house deli, a made from scratch bakery and a juice bar. Locations include Carmel Valley, Escondido, Carlsbad, 4S Ranch and downtown San Diego at Westfield Horton Plaza. To learn more, visit http://jimbos.com.