Tyson giving one-time bonuses to thousands of workers in Kansas, Missouri

Tyson giving one-time bonuses to thousands of workers in Kansas, Missouri
Posted at 7:37 PM, Feb 12, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-12 20:37:20-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Tyson foods announced Monday, it will give one-time bonuses to thousands of workers in Missouri and Kansas. The company cites savings from the new tax law for issuing the bonuses.

A Tyson spokesman told 41 Action News, the company employs 5,800 workers at five locations in Missouri and 5,700 workers at five locations in Kansas.

The Kansas locations include Kansas City, Olathe, Hutchison, Holcomb and Emporia. The Missouri locations include St. Joseph, Sedalia, Monett, Noel and Dexter.

The spokesman said the "vast majority" of those employees are eligible for the one-time bonus. Those 11,000 employees are not alone. The company says 100,000 employees across the nation will receive the bonus.

In a release on the company's website, the President and CEO of Tyson, Tom Hayes said, "Yesterday, I shared with the team our plans for investing our tax savings, including our plan to provide one-time bonuses to frontline workers whose compensation does not include an annual bonus. These employees are the backbone of our business and we’re happy to show them our appreciation."

In a letter to employees, Hayes said, "eligible full-time team members will receive $1,000, and eligible part-time team members will receive $500."

Tyson is the latest company to give bonuses citing savings from the new tax law.