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Whirlpool offering $1,000 incentive for workers to get vaccinated
Whirlpool wants its workers to get their COVID-19 vaccine as soon as possible so it launched a new incentive scheme. It was reported that the Benton Charter Township, Michigan headquartered manufacturer and marketer of home appliances is offering $1,000 as an incentive for its employees to get vaccinated.
According to CNN Business, Whirlpool confirmed this vaccine incentive, and apparently, the company is one of the businesses in the United States that is trying to do its part to convince workers to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. The offering of this huge amount just shows that lots of workers are still hesitant to get inoculated despite the surge of cases.
Moreover, it was said that the company wants its entire workforce to be vaccinated or they can be ordered to have weekly testing for the unvaccinated ones. Companies that will not comply with this may face up to a $14,000 fine. The Biden administration is implementing this policy so that big firms will push their workers to get inoculated.
"Our employees' health and safety remain our top priority," Whirlpool stated. "Throughout this pandemic, they have been working tirelessly to serve our consumers, who are depending on our products more than ever to clean, cook and provide proper food and medicine storage in their homes, and we are working to ensure we can deliver."
At any rate, it was mentioned that Whirlpool actually has a vaccine incentive in place already but it added more cash and increased to $1,000 last week. The bonus will be given to those who previously received the vaccine as well as the newly vaccinated staff.
Whirlpool is one of the companies with the highest incentive offering so far. Other major firms have set aside $100 to $500 bonuses for workers to get vaccinated.
Meanwhile, Bloomberg noted that Whirlpool’s move to offer the $1,000 cash bonus comes amid the climbing number of COVID-19 cases in the country. This plan also supports the Biden administration’s call for everyone to stop hesitating about the vaccine and go for it because this truly helps in fighting off the infection.