Amazon centers to create jobs
Posted: Monday, January 9, 2012 11:22 pm
Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Amazon.com Inc. have announced Amazon’s plans to open two new fulfillment centers in Tennessee, creating more than 1,300 new jobs and $135 million in investment in the state.
Together with existing facilities in Wilson, Hamilton and Bradley counties, Amazon will now be creating more than 3,300 jobs and more than $270 million in investment in Tennessee, according to a news release.
“This is exciting news for Middle Tennessee and the entire state as Amazon continues to grow and expand its presence here,” Haslam said.
“We’re thrilled to create more than 1,300 additional jobs in Tennessee and are thankful to Governor Haslam and state, county and local leaders for their continued commitment to Amazon jobs and investment,” said Dave Clark, vice president, Amazon North American operations. “We’re proud to call Tennessee home and look forward to serving our customers from these new facilities in Murfreesboro and Lebanon.”
As a growing member of the Tennessee community, Amazon also announced that it is donating $20,000 to the Books from Birth Foundation for its chapters in Wilson, Rutherford, Bradley and Hamilton counties – the locations of Amazon’s current and future fulfillment centers. Amazon’s new facilities are expected to be completed next fall.