Amazon posted and quickly deleted two job listings for “intelligence analyst” positions that asked potential hires to monitor “labor organizing threats” in the e-commerce titan’s ranks.
The postings were put up a few days ago and quickly caught the eye of news outlets and users on Twitter, who called Amazon out.
In a screenshot of one of the listings, Amazon said it was looking for analysts who would gather information on “sensitive topics that are highly confidential, including labor organizing threats against the company,” as well as “corporate campaigns (internal and external) against Amazon.”
Amazon took down the listings when contacted by news outlets, and told CNBC in a comment that the listings were “not an accurate description of the role — it was made in error and has since been corrected.”
Amazon did not detail which part of the listing was a mistake, CNBC reported.
The e-tail giant has in recent months faced harsh criticism from within its ranks over the way it treats its workers. It faced several protests at its Staten Island warehouse after a management assistant was fired by Amazon for raising concerns about working conditions.
Amazon warehouse workers in Chicago and Detroit also held rallies and work stoppages earlier this year.
Shares of Amazon were up 0.4 percent Wednesday afternoon. The Seattle-based company’s stock is now trading at $3,513.55 a share.