Employee Benefits

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Walmart is moving more of its workers full time as the nation’s largest private employer looks for more ways to attract and retain employees.

The company said Wednesday it plans to have two-thirds of its U.S. store hourly jobs be full time with more consistent work schedules by Jan. 31, the end of its current fiscal year. That’s up from 53% five years ago, the company said.

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Anthem Inc will give financial incentives to all associates who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, the U.S. company said on Wednesday, making it the first health insurer to reward employees for getting inoculated.

After completing the vaccination, Anthem employees can either receive a one-time credit toward medical premiums or donate the credit to the Anthem Cares Fund, the company said.

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Tyson Foods, one of the biggest meat companies in the US, announced plans Monday to provide free, onsite COVID-19 vaccinations to the thousands of employees at its seven food processing plants in Iowa.

In a press release, Tyson said it expects many of the 13,000 workers will opt to participate in vaccination clinics this week at or near its facilities in Columbus Junction, Council Bluffs, Independence, Perry, Sioux City, Storm Lake and Waterloo.