American chicken plants offer employees $10,000 to get vaccinated

American meat processing company Tyson Foods is encouraging its workers to get vaccinated.

Employees at nearly 50 Tyson chicken plants in the United States have an opportunity to win $10,000, once a week for the next five weeks, if they’ve received at least one dose of the vaccine, according to an internal flyer going viral on Facebook.

Tyson employs 139,000 people, most of them in the United States with about 24,000 in Arkansas alone.

Only employees at the company’s chicken plants are eligible for the $10,000 giveaway, but Tyson’s prepared foods, beef and pork plants are offering other monetary incentives.

In that announcement, the company said it would pay each worker $200 to get the vaccine, which is in addition to its previous policy of offering up to four hours of pay if they have to get the jab outside their normal work hours or away from a Tyson location.

The company has hosted about 100 onsite vaccination clinics at its plants this year.

Several companies and governments around the world are handing out rewards to lure people to get vaccinated.