Amazon workers say the company is plagued by systemic issues that disproportionately harm Black employees, according to a report
- According to Recode,
Amazonemployees witnessed systematic disadvantages for Black workers.
- Workers told the outlet underrepresented people were sometimes hired at levels below their qualifications.
- Amazon responded to Recode, saying it disagreed with the characterization of its company culture.
More than a dozen current or former employees at Amazon's corporate headquarters say they witnessed systematic disadvantages for Black and underrepresented workers, according to Recode.The tech news website quoted an Amazon
Amazon staffers also told Recode that Black employees had sometimes been hired for lower-level jobs than they were qualified for. The outlet quoted a diversity and inclusion manager as saying: "It is not uncommon for women, and especially Black women, to have a role advertised at one level but extended an offer at a position that is lower."In a statement, Amazon told Recode: "We disagree with this characterization of Amazon's culture and believe that it misrepresents the facts and is based on the views of a small number of individuals." Amazon did not immediately respond to a request for additional comment on Saturday.
On Twitter, former Reddit CEO Ellen Pao said the reporting on Amazon was "too sad and exhausting so please read it."
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