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Tyson Foods giving $60 million ‘thank you’ bonuses to frontline workers and truckers

Posted at 8:29 AM, Apr 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-03 08:37:55-04

SPRINGDALE, Ark — Tyson Foods is providing support to those who produce food every day during the COVID-19 pandemic by giving “thank you” bonuses to 116,000 frontline team members and Tyson truckers.

On Thursday, Tyson Foods announced that nearly $60 million in “thank you” bonuses will be given to 116,000 employees to show appreciation for their hard work and help provide financial relief during these tough times.

“Workers can qualify for a one-time $500 bonus, payable during the first week of July,” Tyson Foods said in a statement on their site. “This is based on their work attendance in accordance with our relaxed COVID-19 attendance policy during the months of April, May and June.”

The company said they have also implemented additional protective measures to keep their staff safe and healthy.

“We will be offering protective facial coverings for production workers who request them. We’ve already started taking team member temperatures with temporal thermometers before they enter our facilities to limit the spread of COVID-19.”

Tyson Foods is responsible for a variety of brands, including their namesake chicken products, Hillshire Farm, Jimmy Dean, Sara Lee and Ball Park.