The new data showing Amazon employees’ extensive reliance on SNAP 9Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, the federal anti-poverty program formerly known as food stamps) demonstrates an additional public cost of the corporation’s rapid expansion. Even as generous subsidies help its warehouses turn a profit, its workers still must turn to the federal safety net to put food on the table. In Pennsylvania, for instance, an estimated $24.8 million in subsidies support 13 warehouses employing around 10,000 workers. At the same time, more than 1,000 of those workers don’t make enough money to buy groceries, according to public data provided by the state.
Chosen excerpts by Job Market Monitor. Read the whole story at Amazon gets huge subsidies to provide good jobs—but it’s a top employer of SNAP recipients in at least five states