According to research firm MKM Partners, Amazon’s market capitalization is expected to reach $2.5 trillion by 2024. Jeff Bezos became the world’s richest man at an amazing $447,485 an hour, which is about 157 times the average annual salary of Amazon employees ($28,466).
So, is the treatment of the employees under the hands of the brother-in-law who is the richest man in the world?
Thousands of Amazon employees receive government food stamps
According to foreign media reports, Amazon has become one of the poorest American companies. The news broke that thousands of Amazon employees are receiving food vouchers from the US government for the poor.
The full name of the food stamp is the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). Low-income families in the United States can receive food stamps from the government and can purchase the food they need in supermarkets and other places.
Statistics from the US non-profit New Food Economy show that thousands of Amazon employees rely on the government’s Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP) for their livelihoods.
According to the agency’s statistics, in Arizona, in 2017, Amazon’s 1,800 employees received food stamps or lived with food stampers, accounting for one-third of the total number of employees in Amazon. In Pennsylvania, one in ten Amazon employees receive food stamps for more than 1,000 people.
This data is really no small, and the Amazon official has responded to this matter.
Amazon official response
Amazon spokesman Melanie Etches said the data is misleading. She said in a statement: “The data includes those who have only worked in Amazon for a short period of time or who have taken the initiative to choose part-time jobs. We have hundreds of full-time positions to choose from, but out of time flexibility or For other personal reasons, some people prefer part-time jobs.”
Echez said that in the past year, Amazon has created more than 130,000 jobs, all of which provide competitive wages and full benefits.
According to previous reports, Amazon’s warehouse workers chose to urinate in the bottle because they did not have enough rest time to use the bathroom. After the report, many Amazon employees clarified and praised Amazon’s salary, treatment and benefits, but these tweets seem to be very blunt, and are considered to be Amazon’s “water army.”
About Amazon’s work environment and employee treatment issues. It has also been reported by many mainstream media in foreign countries, and it is not very good for Amazon to influence. Xiao Bian believes that since the brother-in-law is already the richest man in the world, it is not bad money. The issue of employee treatment and welfare should still pay more attention to it.