A growing number of large US chains are offering their workers incentives to get Covid-19 vaccines. Aldi joins Dollar General, Trader Joe's and Instacart as major US companies that have made similar moves. The companies are all stopping short of mandating vaccinations for their employees.
Grocery chain Aldi will provide its hourly workers with two hours of pay for each vaccine dose they receive, giving workers up to four hours total of paid time off. Aldi also said it will "cover costs associated with vaccine administration" for employees who want to get vaccinated.
Dollar General will give its workers a one-time payment equivalent to four hours of pay after receiving a completed vaccination.
Trader Joe's will give workers an additional 2 hours of regular pay per dose for taking the time to get vaccinated.
Instacart, the on-demand grocery delivery platform, also said last week that it will provide financial assistance for its in-store workers and independent contractors. Beginning February 1, Instacart will offer them a "vaccine support stipend" of $25.