On Tuesday, the widely popular German supermarket chain Aldi was the latest firm in the supermarket sector to provide incentives for its US employees to get the COVID-19 vaccine.
In a report by Reuters, Aldi said it would give up to four hours of pay to those who choose to receive inoculations.
Aldi, which has over 2,000 stores across 37 US states, reportedly said it would foot the bill on costs associated with vaccine administration and logistical requirements for on-site vaccination clinics at its warehouse and office locations.
The supermarket chain also said it was coordinating with officials across the US so that its workers would receive priority access to the vaccine, joining other major companies such as Amazon.com Inc and Uber Technologies Inc, pushing to move its workers up the priority list.
Reuters highlighted that Dollar General Corp last week offered its frontline staff similar incentives for getting the vaccine, and that the grocery delivery company Instacart said it would pay $25 (€20.60c) to over half-a-million gig employees should they choose to take time off work to get inoculated.
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