Instacart Becomes Second Company To Pay Workers To Get COVID Vaccine

Dollar General made headlines as the first retail chain to pay employees to get the COVID-19 vaccine. It will compensate workers with four hours of pay.

The grocery delivery service, Instacart, has become the second major company to do so.

It will pay workers $25 to get the vaccine.

The program begins February 1st for its 50,000 workers.

‘With COVID-19 cases continuing to rise across the country, we’re taking proactive steps to advocate that government agencies recognize Instacart shoppers as critical essential workers who deserve early access to vaccines,’ said Instacart CEO and founder Apoorva Mehta in a statement.

“Our goal with the introduction of our new Vaccine Support Stipend is to ensure that, when the time comes, Instacart shoppers don’t have to choose between earning income as an essential service provider or getting vaccinated,” he continued.

 

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