Amazon employee discounts and e-mails are in the news again.
But Amazon employees aren’t getting the same discounts as other employees, the company said Tuesday.
“Our current pricing is only available to Amazon employees,” Amazon wrote in a blog post on Tuesday.
“If you’re an Amazon Employee and don’t have an Amazon employee account, please contact us to get your discount.”
The post came as the retailer has been hit by criticism from Amazon customers over the past several weeks.
The retailer’s employees are among the least-hired employees in the U.S., with fewer than 50,000 in their fields, according to the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco.
The number of people working in retail sales and logistics, which are traditionally the jobs of lower-paid, lower-educated workers, has surged.
In recent weeks, Amazon employees have complained that the retailer is trying to cut costs by offering discounts to workers at lower-paying jobs that they have been unable to fill with their current employees.
In a statement, Amazon said the discounts are “based on the lowest possible cost for each employee in the fulfillment area.”