VF Corp. (NYSE: VFC), the parent to Costa Mesa-based Vans Inc, said in a statement it will continue paying North American store employees through May 30.

The Denver-based firm also said pay for distribution center workers in the U.S. and Canada would be increased through July.

It is “preparing for a careful and coordinated strategy for re-oepning some of our North American offices and owned retail stores in areas where we have confidence that we can do so safety and in accordance with local requirements.”

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The company added it is “cautiously optimistic” about its reopening plans.

VF also owns brands such as The North Face, Dickies and Timberland.

Its shares were trading up about 2% at midday Tuesday for a market cap of $23 billion.

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