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Amazon ranks high on a list charting Ohio's employers with the most workers and their family members on food stamps, with a new report estimating more than 10 percent of its workforce in the state qualifies for the federal aid.
Amazon has about 6,000 workers in the state, ranking 53rd on the list of the state's largest employers. The company's presence in Ohio will only increase, with Amazon planning to build two more distribution centers in the Buckeye State.
Ohio has also put in a bid to be the home of Amazon's second headquarters, which The Dispatch reports would generate 50,000 jobs and $5 billion in investment.
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The progressive policy group Policy Matters Ohio stated, as of August, Amazon had 1,430 workers and family members on food stamps, which helps low-income people purchase food. It ranks 19th on a list of 50 large employers in the state, according to the group.