In the United States, vaccination was extended to two-thirds of employees on June 10. Joe Biden even signed an executive order requiring executive officials to be vaccinated, without the possibility of regular testing, on pain of disciplinary action when only 54.5% of Americans are fully vaccinated. But despite these measures, some companies want to go further and go even faster, for example by giving a financial boost.
Thus, according to CNN on September 13, to convince the most hesitant, Whirlpool offers a bonus of 1,000 dollars (845 euros). The company is bracing for future rules that will require large companies to ensure that all of their employees are vaccinated or perform tests every week. Moreover, the Biden administration has already warned: in the event of non-compliance with the law, companies incur penalties of up to $ 14,000.
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Whirlpool had already urged its employees to get vaccinated in recent months, but wasn’t offering as much. In any case, this is a great gesture for the company which will offer this bonus to employees who are going to be vaccinated but also to those who are already vaccinated. A spokesperson for the group, however, refused to reveal the amount that this will generate. He added: “Throughout the pandemic, they have worked tirelessly to serve our consumers, who increasingly depend on our products to clean, cook or store their food at home. We are always working harder to be able to fill orders. “, he puts forward, quoted by the American channel.
At the beginning of August already, a similar initiative was taken by Vanguard, an American investment fund company. It offered $ 1,000 to employees getting vaccinated before October, as Capital mentioned. Vanguard employs over 16,500 people. Last May, a US state had already taken the lead: West Virginia was distributing $ 100 savings vouchers to its residents aged 16 to 35 who planned to be vaccinated against Covid-19.