JBS USA, Pilgrim's to Give $100 Bonus to U.S. Workers Who Receive Covid-19 Vaccine
By Stephen Nakrosis
JBS USA and Pilgrim's Pride Corp. on Thursday said workers in
the U.S. who voluntarily received a Covid-19 vaccination would be
given a bonus of $100.
"The new initiative is designed to encourage maximum
participation in the Biden Administration's accelerated pandemic
response efforts and ensure that every JBS USA and Pilgrim's team
member who wants to get vaccinated can do so as soon as vaccines
are made available," the companies said.
Chris Gaddis, head of human resources, JBS USA, said "In
internal surveys, our team members have indicated a willingness to
get vaccinated, with participation rates at individual facilities
ranging from 60 to 90%."
The food companies said they invested over $200 million in
health and safety measures to protect workers, over $160 million in
increased wages and bonuses and $50 million to support local
communities in their Hometown Strong initiative.
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(END) Dow Jones Newswires
January 21, 2021 16:56 ET (21:56 GMT)
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