SPRINGDALE, Ark. — Tyson Foods, Inc. announced Tuesday that it will pay approximately $60 million in “thank you” bonuses to 116,000 frontline workers and Tyson truckers in the United States who support the company’s operations every day to provide food during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Eligible team members will receive a $500 bonus, payable during the first week of July, a press release stated. The bonuses are in addition to other company-announced efforts to support workers, plant communities and livestock producers during the global pandemic.
“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.
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