Amazon’s Whole Foods will cut medical benefits for nearly 2,000 of its workers, according to Business Insider, as the company stops offering the option to employees who work fewer than 30 hours per week.
Beginning on January 1, just under 2 percent of Whole Foods’ part-time workers will no longer qualify for the benefits — a move meant "to better meet the needs of our business and create a more equitable and efficient scheduling model,” the company said.
"The small percentage of part-time team members ... who previously opted into medical benefits through Whole Foods Market's healthcare plan — less than 2% of our total workforce — will no longer be eligible to buy into medical coverage through the company," the Whole Foods spokesperson told Business Insider.
"We are providing team members with resources to find alternative healthcare coverage options, or to explore full-time, healthcare-eligible positions starting at 30 hours per week. All Whole Foods Market team members continue to receive employment benefits including a 20% in-store discount."