Amazon is running a lottery to encourage its employees to get vaccinated and 8 of them have already won cars and $ 100.000 as a bonus.
Four warehouse workers and a Whole Foods employee were awarded cars worth up to $ 40.000 for providing a vaccination certificate against him. Covid-19, the company announced on Monday in an Instagram post on its "Amazon Vest Life" account, which distributes news and lifestyle content for front-line employees.
Last week, three warehouse and Whole Foods employees received $ 100.000 in cash for their vaccination, Amazon said in a statement. separate post on Instagram.
Amazon launched a raffle in August to reward employees who received the Covid-19 vaccine and to encourage others to do the same. It is called "Max Your VaxAnd offers employees the opportunity to win cars, a one-week paid leave with a $ 12.000 vacation package, and cash prizes of $ 100.000 and $ 500.000.
A total of 18 prizes worth nearly $ 2 million will be awarded this month through October 21, according to Amazon. To participate, employees provide a certificate that they are fully vaccinated, through an internal website.
Amazon said it believes vaccination is vital for its employees to protect themselves and those around them. Amazon has conducted more than 1.500 vaccination events for employees and their families, the company added.
The company has not required first-line workers to be vaccinated, but these lotteries serve to encourage vaccination. It also offers bonuses of up to $ 100 to employees and new hires when they have a vaccination certification.
Amazon wants hundreds of thousands of front-line workers to be vaccinated as the Covid Delta variant spreads rapidly around the world. The company has reinstated some coronavirus security measures, including the use of the mask in US warehouses. In addition, Amazon is working to restart the coronavirus test program at its warehouses after it has completed testing facilities at its facilities, the Seattle Times reported.