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Publix joins a growing list of grocers offering incentives for workers to get vaccinated

February 21, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.

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Publix joined a growing list of US grocers and retailers offering incentives to workers who get the Covid-19 vaccine.

New York (CNN Business)Publix joined a growing list of US grocers and retailers offering incentives to workers who get the Covid-19 vaccine.

The popular Southern supermarket chain said it is offering its employees $125 gift cards when they sign up and show proof of vaccination.

Aldi is offering its hourly workers with two hours of pay for each vaccine dose they receive.

The family chain is giving its workers a one-time payment equivalent to four hours of pay after receiving a completed vaccination.

The food delivery company is offering a $25 "vaccine support stipend" for vaccinated in-store employees and independent contractors.

Trader Joe's is providing its workers "an additional 2 hours of regular pay per dose for taking the time to get vaccinated," according to a spokesperson for the company.

Kroger is offering its associates a one-time $100 payment if they provide proof they received the full manufacturer-recommended doses of a Covid-19 vaccine.

For workers who are unable to get the vaccine for health or religious reasons, they can still receive the $100 payment if they complete an educational health and safety course, the company said.

Similar to Kroger, Publix said it would give its associates a $125 Publix gift card for it workers who get the full Covid-19 vaccine.

In order to receive the gift card, employees must submit an internal form along with proof of vaccination.

The company says its associates are not required to be vaccinated at a Publix Pharmacy to receive the gift cards.

Target said it will offer its more than 350,000 hourly employees up to four hours of pay — two hours for each dose they receive — and free Lyft rides of up to $15 each way to get to and from their vaccine appointments.

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