Arlene Martinez

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Arlene Martinez

Arlene Martinez
Communications Director
Good Jobs First

Arlene joined Good Jobs First, a government watchdog that promotes transparency and accountability around the use of economic development subsidies, in 2020. Good Jobs First is home to Amazon Tracker, which compiles as many public subsidies as we can find given to the company: So far, at least $4.1 billion. Before coming here, Arlene launched the California newsletter for the USA TODAY Network, providing news and analysis about the day's happenings. She was part of the investigations teams at the Ventura County Star, and also wrote for The (Allentown) Morning Call, LA Times and Hispanic Link News Service. Massive, highly profitable companies like Amazon - which often have lengthy records of worker misconduct - are some of the biggest winners from the current structure of economic development. Good Jobs First fights to change that.

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