Amazon pushes back against accusations its warehouses harm the communities that house them

Fox Business | Nov 27, 2019 at 4:33 PM
  • Amazon has long touted the hundreds of thousands of jobs it’s created, but recent research and the launch of Athena, a coalition dedicated to stopping “Amazon’s growing, powerful grip over our society and economy,” are calling into question its impact on communities where the corporation builds its warehouses.
  • Athena’s Tuesday launch came amid revelations that injury rates at Amazon’s fulfillment center on Staten Island, New York, are more than triple the average for the industry.
  • EPI’s 2018 report claims that counties where Amazon opens warehouses get “no new net jobs overall, as the jobs created in warehousing and storage are likely offset by job losses in other industries.”