But this new revenue will effectively function as a double subsidy for the company: In Arizona, new data suggests that one in three of the company’s own employees depend on SNAP to put food on the table. In Pennsylvania and Ohio, the figure appears to be around one in 10. Overall, of five states that responded to a public records request for a list of their top employers of SNAP recipients, Amazon cracked the top 20 in four.
Let's be honest. In 10 years many of these people won't even have these jobs. Localized GPS + drones are going to take out so many jobs in warehousing, from people who pick orders all the way to inventory control specialists.
This is a horrifying graph.
Amazon aside, every state is Walmart, McDonald's, grocery store. 4 might be grocery store, might be restaurant, 5 might be restaurant, might be grocery store, might be Amazon.
I don't know if I've seen a better argument made for a livable minimum wage.
Half million employees at Amazon.
75,000 warehouse robots added LAST YEAR ALONE.