To prevent further infections among your staff, Whirlpool is paying workers $ 1,000 to get vaccinated against COVID-19.
The new incentive to get vaccinated underscores how US companies are trying to convince workers who don’t want to get vaccinated to do so.
The vaccination bonus comes at a time when President Biden’s administration prepares an emergency measure that will require the nation’s large companies, such as Whirlpool, to ensure that their entire workforce is vaccinated or that they subject unvaccinated personnel. to weekly tests. Biden officials say companies that fail to comply with these provisions could face fines of up to $ 14,000..
Whirlpool was already offering employees a smaller financial incentive to get vaccinated, but increased it to $ 1,000 last week.
Chad Parks, a Whirlpool spokesman, said the bonus will also be given to workers who were previously vaccinated, as well as those recently vaccinated. He declined to say how much the previous financial incentive was.
“The health and safety of our employees continues to be our top priority. Throughout this pandemic, they have been working tirelessly to serve our consumers, who depend more than ever on our products to clean, cook, and provide proper storage of food and medicine in their homes, and we are working to ensure that we can deliver. “Whirlpool said, according to CNN.
The $ 1,000 incentive to get the Whirlpool vaccine is equal to one given earlier this summer by Vanguard, one of the world’s largest investment managers. Vanguard’s $ 1,000 incentive is being given to approximately 16,500 U.S. employees company that show proof of vaccination before October 1.
Several other companies have offered more modest incentives to get vaccinated. Kroger has said vaccinated employees will receive a one-time payment of $ 100, while Bolthouse Farms offered a $ 500 bonus.
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