Aldi is offering its employees money to get the COVID-19 vaccine. The company will provide hourly workers with four hours of pay — two hours for each dose.
“Aldi is ensuring that all hourly workers who wish to receive the vaccine are able to do so without concern about losing pay or taking away from work. The company will cover costs associated with vaccine administration and will provide employees with two hours of pay for each dose they receive, up to four hours total, as well as scheduling flexibility for salaried employees,” the grocery chain said.
“The company is working closely with state and local officials across the U.S. to ensure front-line workers remain prioritized, and today Aldi unveiled its plan to support employees.”
The company is looking to add on-site vaccination clinics at its warehouse and office locations.
“Providing accommodations so employees can receive this critical vaccine is one more way we can support them and eliminate the need to choose between earning their wages and protecting their well-being,” Jason Hart, Aldi CEO, said.
According to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 35,990,150 doses have been distributed, and 16,525,281 doses have been administered.
Aldi has more than 2,000 stores across the United States and employs over 25,000 people.