A record number of COVID cases are being reported following the holiday season. The Omicron variant is highly contagious, but illness is generally not nearly as severe as the earlier Delta variant. Symptoms more closely resemble that of a common cold. In the past two weeks, spread of the virus is having significant impact on the workforce across almost every industry as those infected stay home to quarantine. If you do not feel well, please stay home to help prevent further spread of the virus.
With the labor shortage crisis this year, a lot of businesses have been experiencing staffing and attendance issues. Especially during the holiday season—not to mention an ongoing pandemic—it can be hard to juggle work and kids being out of school.
That is why we chose to promote and show our appreciation to our dedicated associates who show up to work each day to service our customer.
During the month of November, The Shippers Group held a raffle for two TVs and a wide range of gift cards. Associates received one raffle ticket for each week they worked their entire scheduled week without being late or leaving early. Totaling up to four possible tickets, they also had opportunities to earn extra tickets for completing tasks like submitting improvement ideas for the site.
This week marks the one year anniversary of the first COVID vaccine. Approximately 59% of people have been fully vaccinated, and anyone over the age of 5 years old is able to be vaccinated. If you have not been vaccinated, please consider doing so. The vaccine does not guarantee that you will not get COVID, but if you get COVID, your chances of becoming severely ill are dramatically reduced.
With the holidays upon us, the spread of illness is on the rise as people gather indoors. Please continue to follow guidance from the CDC to keep you and your loved ones safe.
WHAT IS SUPPLY CHAIN COLLABORATION AND WHY IS IT IMPORTANT?
Looking at a typical supply chain for consumer packaged goods (CPG), it is easy to see why collaboration among supply chain participants is important. The supply chains of the products we buy require complex orchestration from end to end — that is, from raw materials suppliers all the way down to the final consumer who ultimately purchases the goods.
Did You Know?
- According to the USDA, more than 38 million people, including 12 million children, in the United States are food insecure.
- The pandemic has increased food insecurity among families with children and communities of color, who were already faced hunger at much higher rates before the pandemic.
- Every community in the country is home to families who face hunger. But rural communities are especially hit hard by hunger.
- Many households that experience food insecurity do not qualify for federal nutrition programs and visit their local food banks and other food programs for extra support.