Amazon's new warehouse to create up to 1,050 new jobs by 2015

Summary:By 2015, the new Amazon warehouse is expected to lead to the creation of 1,050 new jobs as well as approximately $150 million in investment in Indiana.

There have been many unfortunate layoffs at major tech companies lately, from Hewlett-Packard to IBM to T-Mobile USA.

Nevertheless, Amazon has some positive news this morning for the job market. The online retail giant has announced plans for yet another new fulfillment center, which will be located in Jeffersonville, Indiana.

By 2015, the warehouse is expected to lead to the creation of 1,050 new jobs as well as approximately $150 million in investment in the state.

Slated to open this fall, the latest facility is actually Amazon's fifth in the state.

Given the prime location in the Midwest with 4,700 miles of mainline rail track, three international airports and more than 11,000 total highway miles, it's no surprise that Amazon has already invested heavily in placing fulfillment centers there. Furthermore, Indiana is reportedly the fifth busiest state for commercial freight traffic in the nation.

Nevertheless, location isn't Amazon's only incentive. The Indiana Economic Development Corporation also offered Amazon up to $2,000,000 in conditional tax credits along with up to $300,000 in training grants based on the company’s job creation plans.

Amazon has been busy opening new fulfillment centers all over the United States in the last few months, including new facilities set to open in Delaware, South Carolina, and Virginia.

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Topics: Amazon, CXO, IT Employment

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Rachel King is a staff writer for CBS Interactive based in San Francisco, covering business and enterprise technology for ZDNet, CNET and SmartPlanet. She has previously worked for The Business Insider, FastCompany.com, CNN's San Francisco bureau and the U.S. Department of State. Rachel has also written for MainStreet.com, Irish Americ... Full Bio

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