GREENWOOD, Ind. (AP) — Online retail giant Amazon is hiring more than 1,000 full-time workers for a packaging center in suburban Indianapolis.
Seattle-based Amazon is preparing to open the so-called fulfilment center after last year signing a lease in Greenwood, where a FedEx distribution center was planned before that company backed out. The Amazon facility is expected to open in September. Online job applications are being accepted.READ MORE: Man Says Van Was Stolen With 3-Year-Old Daughter Inside In West Rogers Park
Greenwood’s council approved tax breaks on property taxes for the building and equipment.READ MORE: Two Simeon High School Students, Both 15, Killed In Shootings Four Hours Apart
The company has said it planned to invest $45 million in property improvements and $35 million in equipment, and could bring about 1,250 jobs to the area in the coming years.MORE NEWS: Chicago Weather: High Waves, Dangerous Conditions Along Lakefront
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