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UPDATE 10:01 am PT – Saturday August 14, 2021
Recent reports have shown that the number of jobs requiring fully vaccinated candidates has nearly doubled in the past month and a half. As the Delta variant continued to contribute to an increase in COVID-19 cases in the United States, the number of jobs requiring potential workers to have the vaccine increased.
The hiring lab on job search website Indeed has shown that the number of jobs now requiring their employees to be vaccinated has roughly doubled since July. What’s more, jobs indicating vaccines are needed have increased 90% since last Saturday.
United Airlines CEO Scott Kirby has also just demanded that all employees get vaccinated. “For us, it’s about safety and we don’t compromise on safety at United Airlines,” Kirby said.
– PBS NewsHour (@NewsHour) August 12, 2021
However, employees have spoken, including healthcare workers, who cited several factors for not getting the vaccine. These include, not being able to afford to take days off for possible side effects and questions regarding the rate of development of the COVID vaccine, among others.
It comes after Joe Biden announced that federal employees needed to get vaccinated or undergo consistent COVID-19 testing. The Biden administration also said contractors working with the federal government should also require their workers to be vaccinated.
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