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

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.

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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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  • $48,000,000,000 revenue company

    Welcome to the 2nd InfoTec Age. Where Billion dollar companies are run by a few dozen people, where an etch-a-sketch game is worth hundreds of millions of dollars, and a $48B company makes the news for hiring a measly 1,000 warehouse workers. It could be worse though.... in the 3rd InfoTec Age they'll hire virtual workers from VMWare and Citrix. Sign me up for that brain scan now......?!
    rock06r
    • That's 1,000 jobs that weren't there before

      EPIC FAIL for you
      ScorpioBlack
  • Does it have AC for the new workers?

    If Amazon can keep their AWS servers cool why can't provide AC to workers in those mild to tropical environments like Texas/Dallas ..
    geektech713
  • middle class paying jobs?

    Or high schoolers' temp stuff?
    HypnoToad72
  • AMAZON WAREHOUSE DISTRIBUTION CENTER IN JEFFERSONVILLE, INDIANA

    When will people be able to apply for a job at the new warehouse?
    csanchez1111
  • seasonal jobs

    According from what I've read, Amazon.com which is the largest online merchant in the world, is hiring two times as many seasonal workers this year than it has full-time staff. It expects a quick holiday shopping season. Have a short look at our site.
    SamanthaL