Winner: Publix. The supermarket giant announced it will allow full-time employees up to six weeks of fully paid parental leave upon the birth or adoption of a child. Part-time employees also are eligible for the benefit.
Publix leaders said the benefit was part of its commitment to make the chain “a great place to work.”
Loser: Manatees. A record 1,101 Florida manatees died last year, a sharp increase from 637 in 2020. The grim total eclipsed the previous record of 830 deaths in 2013.
Scientists blame the deaths on depleted seagrass, which is the main food source for the gentle sea creatures.
– Joe Henderson, Extensive Enterprises Media