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Schnucks announced that a select number of its St. Louis-area stores now are offering what it is calling a "flex assignment option."

“Schnucks Flexforce” teammates, the company says, "will be able to optimize their work schedules by selecting shifts and store locations that best fit their personal schedules while creating opportunities for growth and learning at a pace determined by the teammate … Teammates will be able to log into a Schnucks scheduling app to view and claim open shifts and, if they choose, can also opt-in to receive notifications of open shifts.

"Flexforce starting pay is $12.85 per hour and is currently reserved for those at least 18 years old. Flexforce teammates will receive the same benefits and perks as traditional Schnucks teammates."

“At Schnucks, a primary goal is to position our teammates for success, and we are excited to offer this new opportunity to both our current and prospective teammates,” said Schnucks Chief People Officer Laura Freeman in a prepared statement.  “Much like rideshare and food delivery service employees, Flexforce teammates will be able to seek and claim shifts at the time and location of their choosing.”

KC's View:

This is part of what employees want - some control of their destinies.  Schnucks is smart to adopt this approach.