Giant Eagle, Cavs team up to help Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse staff

Posted at 4:37 PM, Mar 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-30 16:37:03-04

CLEVELAND — Giant Eagle is teaming up with the Cleveland Cavaliers to provide temporary employment to Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse staff.

“Supermarkets, pharmacies and fuel stations are critical community resources right now,” said Giant Eagle, Inc. President and CEO Laura Shapira Karet. “I continue to be amazed by the commitment and compassion of our Giant Eagle and GetGo Team Members, and thank Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse workers who have stepped up to help us get this important work done.”

With the NBA being temporarily suspended due to COVID-19, Rocket Mortgage Field has to pause the events held at the arena.

The Cavaliers previously announced that its hourly and event staff will be compensated as if the regular season schedules for the NBA Cavaliers and AHL Monsters were played out in full through mid-April.

They were also compensated for scheduled hours for the Mid-American Conference and NCAA tournaments, as well as a Michael Buble concert that was supposed to happen in March.

“This opportunity and partnership is a true win-win-win for everyone. Our event and part-time team at the FieldHouse is a group we are working hard to support during this unprecedented and uncertain time,” said Len Komoroski, Cavaliers and Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse CEO. “Having a partner like Giant Eagle to work with to provide critical job opportunities is something we’re grateful for and we know will have a larger impact as they continue to serve our community through their stores that we all depend on.”

Giant Eagle is still looking to hire hundreds of people across numerous areas of business, including in its stores, at its warehouse facilities and as truck drivers.

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