Recognizing our essential workers in Eddy County


Carlsbad’s grocery stores celebrated “Supermarket Employee Appreciation Day” on Monday, and it was certainly very well deserved. Thank you to David Beaty and Albertsons for inviting us to the store to read a proclamation in honor of the great Albertsons employees. However, the recognition is also for all of the hardworking employees at La Tienda, Walmart, and at all other stores around town, who all deserve credit for everything they’ve done over the past year.

Our supermarket employees have dealt with pandemics and arctic blasts over the past year. They’d had to enforce a variety of state policies, which they may or may not agree with, and remain professional throughout it all, no matter how stressed their customers might be that day. It became abundantly clear throughout the year that the role these men and women play to our community fits every definition of the word essential. We need to buy groceries no matter what else is going on, and we are thankful for the hard work and dedication of all of our supermarket employees who make that possible. 

On top of everything else, many of these men and women, such as those on the Albertsons “A” Team, volunteer their time and focus on helping the community. Supermarket Employee Appreciation Day was an important way of recognizing everything these men and women do for our community.  

From the office of Mayor Dale Janway

Photo by Eduardo Soares on Unsplash

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