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Tyson Foods Inc. to give $60 million in 'thank you' bonuses to frontline workers

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Posted at 11:33 AM, Apr 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-02 12:33:41-04

Tyson Foods Inc. announced that it will be giving $60 million in "thank you" bonuses to its 116,000 frontline employees, according to RDFTV.

This news comes amid the COVID-19 outbreak, where food manufacturers are working overtime to meet the needs of consumer.

The bonuses will be paid to the employees in the form of a one-time $500 bonus and will be paid in the first week of July.

"We're proud of how our team members have stepped up during this challenging time to make sure we continue fulfilling our critical mission of feeding people across America," said Tyson Foods CEO Noel White. "Our company recently relaxed our attendance policy and we encourage our team members to stay at home if they're exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 infection. We're taking additional precautionary measures, such as daily temperature checks at all our facilities and daily cleaning with extra sanitizing in high traffic areas.”

The company is also offering protective face masks for production workers who ask for them, according to MarketWatch.

Tyson Foods, which has mandatory health care coverage, is waiving the 5 consecutive day waiting period for short term disability benefits, so workers can receive pay while they're sick with the flu or COVID-19.