Posted by: coastcontact | January 13, 2017

Amazon plans to create more than 100,000 full-time jobs in America

Amazon said Thursday that it plans to create more than 100,000 “full-time, full-benefit” jobs in the United States over the next 18 months.

That sounds wonderful!

Don’t expect Amazon to hire 100,000 coders, however. Much of its current and future workforce is made up of employees working warehouse jobs and answering phones.  The average fulfillment associate annual salary is $24,000.  That equates to $461.54 per week or $11.53 per hour.  Of course if you don’t have a job, $11.53 an hour might sound like at least enough to put some food on the table.

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Amazon packaging line

Amazon says the jobs will offer “highly-competitive pay, health insurance, disability insurance, retirement savings plans and company stock.”  That is good!

Where are the middle class jobs?  They are not at Amazon.  They are not at Walmart.

Low paid jobs are now becoming the new normal in America.

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  1. The norm in our country now is the existence of the working poor. They are unable to meet basic needs like rent, food and medical care without government aid. The reality is that more and more are becoming homeless as real estate conglomerates are buying up rentals all across the country- evicting the tenants and raising the rent 300 to 500 more dollars a month. Here in Portland the majority of us are being priced out of housing.


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