NEW YORK, Jan. 5 () – Bank of America Corp. on Wednesday told workers it will donate $ 100 to local food banks for each employee who received a COVID-19 booster shock, and notified the bank by Jan. 31. note seen by.
This is a new round of $ 100 financial incentives offered by some cities and states to newly vaccinated populations, and comes as companies seek ways to protect employees and eventually return to work in offices.
The second-largest bank in the United States, Bank of America, said this month it would donate up to $ 10 million to workers who received a booster bullet or if they registered that information with a bank.
The pandemic has strengthened food security in the United States, affecting needy families and the nonprofits that serve them, the bank’s CEO of Human Resources, Sheri Bronstein, wrote in a note. Bank of America has donated $ 150 million since 2015 to fight hunger.
U.S. financial firms have also been more aggressive than other industries in encouraging employees to return to offices. However, a number of major banks, including Bank of America, have advised employees to work from home at least part of the month reut.rs/3GbmfMx to avoid the highly contagious Omicron option, which has led to an increase in COVID-19 cases.
Bank of America has been encouraging its employees to be vaccinated and retrained since last summer, and has offered other benefits, including paid leave, to a $ 500 loan for its health benefits. . (Reporting by Elizabeth Dilts Marshall; edited by Jonathan Oatis)