German retailer Lidl announced an initiative Wednesday to encourage employees to take the COVID-19 vaccine.
The company will pay its employees an additional $ 200 to receive the vaccine, with the additional money intended to offset the costs associated with administering the vaccine, including travel and childcare, according to a Lidl statement. Employee schedules will also be adjusted so that they can make an appointment.
“We are proud to provide our employees with the resources they need to receive the COVID-1
Nearly eight out of ten Lidl employees said in an internal study that they plan to receive the vaccine as soon as it becomes available, the company said.
Grocery store workers are still not eligible for the vaccine, but will likely be in the coming weeks as the state considers them to be front-line workers.
Lidl has 14 stores in New Jersey and plans to open by the end of 2021.
The company operates about 11,200 stores with more than 310,000 employees worldwide.
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