California taxpayers are spending $86 million a year providing healthcare and other public assistance to the state’s 44,000 Wal-Mart employees, according to a new study by UC Berkeley’s Institute for Industrial Relations
Wal-Mart workers cost taxpayers $2,100 per year on average.
The study, "Hidden Cost of Wal-Mart Jobs," found that the average Wal-Mart worker required $730 in taxpayer-funded healthcare and $1,222 in other forms of assistance, such as food stamps and subsidized housing, to get by.
Even compared to other retailers, Wal-Mart imposes an especially large burden on taxpayers. Wal-Mart workers earn 31 percent less than the average for workers at large retail companies (more than 1,000 employees), the study found, and require 39 percent more in public assistance.
And the bone of the year award goes to walmart for their response.
Wal-Mart dismissed the study’s findings, arguing that many of its 44,000 California workers would otherwise be unemployed, placing an even greater burden on government welfare programs.
So what Walmart is saying is instead of the taxpayer subsidizing walmart, it is walmart helping to subsidize the entitlement programs, bravo walmart.
New Study Finds Wal-Mart’s Miserly Wages Cost Taxpayers | Institute for Local Self-Reliance
Face it Bubba you're just nitpicking here,other large employers provide health insurance it is just walmarts business model to cut labor costs to the bone to provide for a little lower costs to the consumer and a heavier burden to the tax payers.
I spend most days hunting, fishing, and on Truckingboards. The rest of my days are just wasted.
Look, anybody that works anywhere that hauls stuff for Walmart knows how Walmart is, they don't wait, you do...they don't pay alot to do business with but, every company trips over themselves to do business with them, why? Volume, I guess.
I don't know how a company does so well when everybody supposedly hates them