Whitsons is looking forward to a long partnership with Shelton School District and members of the greater school community. After being awarded with the food services account for the Shelton School District in June 2017, Whitsons offered and awarded positions to all of the Shelton foodservice workers on the roster provided by the district at their existing rates of pay, which average more than $17/hour.
It is our standard practice to offer employees medical benefits after the first 60 days of employment if eligible. However, in the best interest of our team members at Shelton whose Union Health Insurance were being shut off on August 30th and would have to enroll on COBRA to continue their coverage; Whitsons agreed to pay up to 70% of the COBRA costs for all team members during the 60 day eligibility period, even those who work less than 30 hours a week and normally would not be eligible to receive those benefits under the Affordable Care Act. This is at a comparable rate to what they were previously accustomed to. We do not normally provide this, however we offered these benefits in good faith to ease the burden on the team members.