Gary Amazon Facility Has Hired Hundreds

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Amazon.com Inc. (Nasdaq: AMZN) says it has hired 500 employees at the Gary delivery station it opened last month. Our partners at The Times of Northwest Indiana report the hires have ranged from seasonal delivery associates to full-time assistant managers and station operations managers.

The publication says the facility is one of the 24/7 "last-mile" carrier sites that the e-commerce giant has been locating throughout the United States to strengthen its distribution network. The delivery station is located in a former TradeWinds plant.

Gary Department of Planning and Redevelopment Director Joe van Dyk says the facility has been a big positive for the city, especially because Amazon did not seek any tax incentives to bring the location there. Mayor Gary Freeman-Wilson tells the publication the operation also allows for residents to start their own Amazon delivery businesses, if they are willing to invest $10,000 and go to Seattle for training.

Gary was part of a bid for the massive Amazon HQ2 site, which ultimately went to New York City and northern Virginia.

You can see more on this story from our partners at The Times of Northwest Indiana by clicking here.

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