Hidden_Cost_Of_Wal-Mart_Jobs

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Hidden Cost Of Wal-Mart Jobs Use of Safety Net Programs by Wal-Mart Workers in California Arindrajit Dube UC Berkeley Institute for Industrial Relations Ken Jacobs UC Berkeley Center for Labor Research and Education A Study for the UC Berkeley Labor Center August 2, 2004 Wal-Mart is the largest employer in the United States, with over one million workers. It is the largest food retailer and the third largest pharmacy in the nation. The company employs approximately 44,000 workers in California, and has plans to expand significantly in the state over the next four years. Wal-Mart workers receive lower wages than other retail workers and are less likely to have health benefits. Other major retailers have begun to scale back wages and benefits in the state, citing their concerns about competition from Wal-Mart. We estimate that Wal-Mart workers in California earn on average 31 percent less than workers employed in large retail as a whole, receiving an average wage of $9.70 per hour compared to the $14.01 average hourly earnings for employees in
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This note was uploaded on 09/07/2011 for the course BUS 682 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '11 term at S.F. State.

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