In nine states, more than 4,000 Amazon employees are on food stamps, according to Bloomberg News.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Friday said Amazon's jobs are a "scam" because they're not creating financial security for workers.
Ocasio-Cortez referenced a Bloomberg News report detailing how many Amazon warehouse workers struggle to pay bills, with as many as 4,000 on food stamps.
Many of our employees join Amazon from other jobs in retail which tend to be predominantly part-time, reduced benefit jobs with it substantially less than our $15 minimum wage.
These employees see a big increase in pay per hour, total take home pay, and overall benefits versus their previous jobs.
Amazon said its facilities create jobs, sometimes breathing new life into cities — many of which lost their economic stability as manufacturing jobs moved elsewhere.
In 2019, she called into question why Amazon paid zero in federal income taxes on more than $11 billion in profit. »