Whole Foods Owner Jeff Bezos Cutting Health Care Coverage

Whole Foods Owner Jeff Bezos Cutting Health Care Coverage

If you work at Whole Foods part-time, guess what the owner of the franchise is cutting health care coverage for his employees.

In a day an age where health care coverage is mandatory, why is a man who is worth $115 billion cut the one thing his employees need in case something happens or they get sick? Read on Whole Foods health care getting cut…

 

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CelebNFood247.com has learned that Whole Foods owner Jeff Bezos, the richest person on earth with a total net worth of $115 billion has decided to turn 1,900 workers lives upside down.

Yes, 1,900 Whole Foods workers are losing medical benefits “to better meet the needs” of business.

The richest man on the planet worth $115B Whole Foods Owner Jeff Bezos cuts employee health care.

Eater reports:

According to a Whole Foods spokesperson, the supermarket chain is making this change — which the company said will affect just under 2 percent of its 95,000-person workforce — in order “to better meet the needs of our business and create a more equitable and efficient scheduling mode.” The spokesperson noted that part-time employees affected by the benefits cuts will receive “resources to find alternative health care coverage options,” or can “explore full-time, health care-eligible positions.”

The silver lining, apparently: “All Whole Foods Market team members continue to receive employment benefits including a 20% in-store discount.” Very cool to know that workers whose medical coverage is cut will still be able to score $4 off a $20 bag of organic goji berries!

Things have been rocky at Whole Foods since its $13.7 billion acquisition by Amazon in June 2017. Before the acquisition, the New Food Economy wrote in 2018, “Whole Foods was well known for above-and-beyond worker treatment, with better-than-average pay and benefits packages rarely seen in the grocery industry.”

Bezos owns the Washington Post’s Express commuter tabloid newspaper where he cut 20 Express journalists jobs as soon as the paper “recently begun to lose money.”

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