US lawmaker Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, popularly known as AOC, has taken a shot at Amazon jobs, terming them as a “scam.” Taking to Twitter on Friday, the lawmaker said, “A “job” that leaves you homeless & on food stamps isn’t a job. It’s a scam.”

She was referring to a Bloomberg report, ‘Amazon Has Turned a Middle-Class Warehouse Career Into a McJob,’ according to which many Amazon warehouse employees struggle to pay their bills, over 4,000 are on food stamps and some are homeless.

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“This is why “Amazon jobs” aren’t it & we should instead focus our public investments,” AOC tweeted.

She said incentives should be given to small businesses, public infrastructure and worker cooperatives, “that actually support dignified life.”

Amazon’s business has expanded significantly during the COVID-19 pandemic as more and more people shop virtually. 

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The company is opening warehouses at the rate of about one a day, Bloomberg reported, adding that Amazon has turned logistics work from a professional career option to an “entry-level” job.