HANCOCK COUNTY, Ind. — Amazon is bringing 1,000 new jobs to Indiana, more specifically, to Hancock County.
Amazon plans to use a shell building along the Mt. Comfort Road corridor near Greenfield as an e-commerce fulfillment and distribution facility, similar to operations already in Plainfield, Whitestown, and Jeffersonville.
“Amazon is excited to announce our continued investment in Indiana with a new operations facility in Greenfield,” said an Amazon spokesperson to Inside Indiana Business. More than 800 new, full-time employees will receive and ship products to other Amazon fulfillment centers in the network.”
The company is quick to point out it has a policy of a $15 an hour minimum wage and the jobs will also have full benefits, including paid maternity and paternity leave and a 401K with a 50-percent match starting day one.
The state is offering Amazon about $3.8 million in conditional tax credits for the investment. The conditions: fill all those jobs with Hoosier workers.
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