The company’s management does not plan to introduce mandatory vaccination because it fears that such measures may face criticism from the staff.
Amazon will raffle $1.6 million, cars, and vouchers between employees who have been vaccinated against the new coronavirus. This was reported on Saturday by Bloomberg with reference to a corporate letter from the management of the online retailer.
Thus, Amazon expects to encourage as many employees as possible to be vaccinated against COVID-19, whose staff currently exceeds 1.3 million people. At the same time, the management does not plan to introduce mandatory vaccination because it is afraid that such measures may face criticism from the staff and lead to layoffs.
The Max Your Vax campaign provides eight cash prizes – two for half a million dollars and six for $100 thousand. In addition, five cars and the same number of vouchers to the resort will be raffled off between Amazon employees who have been vaccinated against coronavirus. Employees of warehouses and sorting centers of the online retailer and employees of the Whole Foods chain of stores, also owned by the company of entrepreneur Jeff Bezos, will take part in the drawing. Earlier, the company decided to oblige all employees to wear protective masks from August 9, regardless of vaccination. The tightening of protective measures occurred against the background of the spread of the delta variant of the coronavirus in the United States.