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Amazon Bringing 7,000 Jobs to Tennessee

The online giant Amazon is bringing new jobs to Tennessee and close to $300 million.

Amazon announced earlier this year it would locate two distribution centers in East Tennessee — one in Bradley County and another in Hamilton County. The company is also looking at additional sites for further expansion in the state. For the first two centers alone, the company's investment will total more than $139 million in Tennessee. Legislative analysts estimate that Tennessee government would reap an additional $7.9 million a year under the legislation while local governments would see about $2.7 million.

Dave Clark, VP of Amazon's North America Operations stated "We're grateful to the Tennessee government for recognizing the jobs and investment Amazon will bring to the state. With the potential for nearly 3,000 full-time jobs with benefits, another 4,000 seasonal jobs, and nearly $300 million investment coming to Tennessee, this will be a partnership we intend on growing for many years. We appreciate the business-friendly climate and the outstanding work ethic in Tennessee and we're happy to already have more than 4,700 job applicants from around the state."

Source: Amazon

Published May 19, 2011

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