INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (July 15, 2015) – Amazon is hiring 1,400 new employees for their fulfillment centers in Indy, Plainfield, and Whitestown. Hundreds more will soon be working in southern Indiana too.
“A job announcement of this magnitude is massive and it impacts the entire region so we are thrilled,” says CEO of Indy Chamber Michael Huber.
The online retailer is offering Hoosiers full time work, packing and shipping orders at their Indiana distribution center. These jobs are a part of a larger hiring plan in which Amazon is recruiting for full-time positions across the U.S. Amazon says these positions will offer Hoosiers competitive wages and comprehensive benefits including health insurance.
The Indiana Chamber of Commerce says these jobs will be a great boost for the current economy, and will also attract more businesses to the Indianapolis area.
“The impressions that we make on companies is so important and making sure that when companies decide to locate operations here they get off to a good start, because more often than not when a company starts off here and has success they are going to continue to expand,” said Huber.
Amazon says Indiana suits them well because of the relatively affordable property values and great location logistically. The centralized location allows them to continue their efficiency when shipping to customers all around the globe. Governor Mike Pence also applauded the new job creation.
“It’s great to see that Amazon, a very strong global company that already employs more than 7,000 Hoosiers, has recognized Indiana as a state that works and a place where it can continue to expand and employ thousands of Hoosiers,” said Governor Pence.
The Chamber is not surprised that Amazon chose to expand in the Circle City because the work ethic from Hoosiers attracts a lot of businesses.
“The Midwestern work ethic is actually a real thing and we have it here in Indiana,” said Huber.
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