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.
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