Ulta Beauty expands store closings; DC workers to get $2-per-hour raise

Marianne Wilson

Ulta Beauty Inc. joined the growing list of retailers whose stores will remain temporarily closed until “it is safe to reopen.”

The beauty giant’s e-commerce operation, however, remains up and running. Ulta said it is providing employees working at the distribution centers a $2-per-hour wage increase “in gratitude for their continued commitment.” 

Ulta’s store and salon employees will be paid through mid-April and continue to receive benefits for which they are enrolled. 

“We will continue to evaluate the impact of COVID-19 in real-time, including recent legislation such as the CARES Act, should re-openings be further delayed,” said Ulta CEO Mary Dillon. “As we vigilantly track this situation, we are preparing next steps with careful considerations and optimism for the time when we can safely bring our store and salon associates back together and invite guests back to Ulta Beauty.”

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