In order to motivate more front-line workers to be vaccinated against COVID-19, Amazon has provided cash and prizes worth nearly 2 million U.S. dollars. Bloomberg Report on Monday.
According to reports, the contest called Max Your Vax will provide a total of 18 awards, including two cash awards of $500,000, six awards of $100,000, five new cars and five vacation packages.Bloomberg said that on the same day Amazon announced that warehouse workers would be required to wear masks again, it reviewed the details last week as COVID Delta variants surged across the United States.
Amazon has stopped compulsory vaccination for its 1.3 million employees worldwide. The company stated that fulfilling the requirements for masks in the facility applies to all workers, regardless of vaccinations. But other tech giants, including Microsoft, Google, and Facebook, require vaccinations for those who return to work in the office.
After previously hoped that enterprise and technology employees would return to the week of September 7, Amazon postponed its planned date of returning current employees to work to January 3, 2022.
Bloomberg said the lottery is open to its frontline employees, including hourly workers at Whole Foods Supermarket and Amazon Fresh Grocery, as well as Amazon employees. The internet Service data center.
Amazon spokesperson Kelly Nanter told Bloomberg: “We firmly believe that the best way to protect our frontline employees and communities from COVIDS-19 is to get vaccinated.” “We are proud to host more than 1,100 on-site vaccination events. To help our employees and their family members get vaccinated as easily as possible.”
In May of this year, Amazon announced plans to hire another 75,000 workers for its warehouse and logistics operations in the United States and Canada, as it continues to grow at a whirlwind speed during the pandemic. The company said at the time that many new employees would receive “signing bonuses” of up to $1,000, while those who had already been vaccinated would receive an additional $100 in benefits.
Washington State also provides cash and prizes as part of the lottery it announced in June to increase the state’s vaccination levels. In addition to generous cash rewards, it also provides gaming systems and smart speakers, including 300 Xbox and GamePass from Microsoft; 100 echo points from Amazon; 25 Google Nests; and an unknown number of Nintendo Switch game consoles.