【美国】研究:在俄亥俄州的十名亚马逊雇员中有一个以上是领取食品券的穷人

Study: More Than One in Ten Amazon Employees in Ohio Is on Food Stamps

In 2015, Ohio gave Amazon more than $17 million in tax breaks to open its first two distribution centers in the state. The handout was heralded as a job-creator.

By August 2017, more than one in ten of those new Ohio Amazon employees or their family members received government food assistance, state data show.

The data, obtained by the research group Policy Matters Ohio and shared with The Daily Beast, suggest chronic poverty in the once-promising Amazon centers. Policy Matters Ohio estimates that more than one in ten Amazon employees in Ohio receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits, which are available to people and families living below the poverty line. Meanwhile, Amazon is living large in Ohio, receiving more than $125 million in tax breaks and cash grants to open new facilities in the state since 2014.

2015年,俄亥俄州向亚马逊提供了超过1700万美元的税收减免,亚马逊也在此建立了该州的前两个分销中心。当时亚马逊的申报材料也被认为可以在此创造很多工作岗位。

但据国家数据显示,到2017年8月,俄亥俄州亚马逊新员工或其家庭成员中有超过十分之一必须依靠政府的食品援助。

俄亥俄州政策问题研究小组获得的与"每日野兽"共享的数据显示,曾经有前途的亚马逊中心出现长期贫困现象。在政策问题方面,俄亥俄州估计,十分之一以上的亚马逊员工必须依靠补充营养援助计划的福利,而这些福利通常是提供给生活在贫困线以下的人和家庭使用。而与之相比,亚马逊在俄亥俄州大规模生产,自2014年以来获得1.25亿美元的税收减免和现金补助,并在该州开设新的设施。

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来源:

https://www.thedailybeast.com/study-more-than-one-in-ten-amazon-employees-in-ohio-are-on-food-stamps

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