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Publix Super Markets is the latest leader in providing incentives as a way to encourage employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19.
On Friday, a Florida-based supermarket chain said it would give $ 125 Publix Gift Card To each of the current 225,000 employees who submit internal forms and proof of vaccination.
In a press release, Publix CEO Todd Jones said: We encourage employees to qualify and be vaccinated when dosages are available. “
Publix operates 1,266 stores in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia, with nine distribution centers and 11 manufacturing facilities.
More and more US grocery stores and retailers are trying to encourage workers to get vaccines against the virus that killed more than 500,000 Americans.To Last few weeks, Aldi, Target Corporation, Kroger, Dollar General Corp, Instacart, Trader Joe’s, McDonald’s Corporation, Dollar Restaurants Inc, Starbucks Corporation have all announced vaccine incentives.
Despite the increasing number of employers offering incentives, vaccine distribution and eligibility continues to change across the country. So far, only 13 states have begun vaccination of supermarket employees, which has prevented most of the country’s 3 million grocery workers from being shot. CNN report.
Since the pandemic began last spring, more than 30,100 grocery workers have been infected with the virus and 137 supermarket employees have died from COVID-19-related complications, according to CNN.
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