The fifth third bank offers bonuses to employees for providing essential services

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CINCINNATI, Ohio (WJW) — Ohio’s Fifth Third Bank announced Sunday that it is providing a special payment to employees who provide essential banking services during the coronavirus pandemic.

Fifth Third will provide its customer service and other employees working on-site with a special payment of up to $1,000, which will be paid in installments of $500 in April and May.

“Many of our banking, operations and call center employees come to work while facing challenges related to childcare, transportation or general concern for the well-being of their families,” said Greg D. Carmichael, President and CEO of Fifth Third Bancorp. “Our employees are making a real difference for our customers as we navigate this pandemic. We must do the same for our employees and want to recognize how much we appreciate their extraordinary service. »

Fifth Third says it has added enhanced cleaning measures to its offices.

Michelle J. Kelley