LA Times Inland Empire Labor Article 11/28/2018


Contributed date

December 11, 2018 - 12:42pm

Critical Commentary

Article takes a dive into the precarity of entry-level work at Amazon warehouses in the IE. Frames labor and housing statistics outside of immanent growth alone.

"Despite lower housing costs in the Inland Empire than in coastal counties, just 4 in 10 jobs pay enough for families to make ends meet.

  • Poverty rates in Riverside (15.3%) and San Bernardino (17.6%) were higher in 2016 than before the Great Recession, and income inequality grew from 2010 to 2016.

  • 350,000 residents commute to jobs outside the region, mainly because of a shortage of well-paying opportunities.

  • Just 151 out of every 1,000 high school freshmen go on to finish a four-year college degree."


Roosevelt, Margot. 2018. "In California's Inland Empire, fewer than half of jobs pay a livable wage." Los Angeles Times. 11/28/2018. Retrieved 12/07/2018.

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Anonymous, "LA Times Inland Empire Labor Article 11/28/2018", contributed by Andrew McGrath, Center for Ethnography, Platform for Experimental Collaborative Ethnography, last modified 11 December 2018, accessed 4 December 2021.