Some companies with locations in Puerto Rico, where hurricanes have caused unprecedented death and destruction and power is not yet restored in many areas, have continued paying their employees despite store closures.
TJX, the parent company of T.J. Maxx, Home Goods, and Marshalls, has continued to pay employees based in Puerto Rico, even though some locations remain closed.
“We believe it is the right thing for us to do under these circumstances,” TJX said in a statement to ABC News.
Nordstrom and Starbucks have also paid their employees, while their Puerto Rico locations have closed in the wake of the hurricane destruction.
“We’re working to find opportunities to transfer employees who are interested in staying with the company and will offer some relocation assistance to any employee who needs it,” Nordstrom said in a statement to ABC News.
Starbucks has started an employee assistance fund specifically for workers whose homes and families have been destroyed by the hurricanes in Puerto Rico.