Wal-Mart reportedly costs California taxpayers $86M annually


Jun 3, 2003
Wal-Mart reportedly costs California taxpayers $86M annually
UC Berkeley News |
"Employment policies at Wal-Mart, the nation's largest employer, cost California taxpayers approximately $86 million a year in public assistance to company workers... Wal-Mart workers in California rely on the state for about $32 million annually in health-related services, and $54 million a year in other assistance such as subsidized school lunches, food stamps and subsidized housing... Wal-Mart essentially 'is shifting part of its labor costs onto the public,' the report said... the drain on the Golden State's public assistance coffers could intensify as Wal-Mart follows through on plans to open 40 new 'super centers' with combined retail and grocery operations around California over the next five years."

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