Amazon.com Inc. (Nasdaq: AMZN) says it plans to hire 1,400 new associates at its fulfillment centers in central Indiana. The company says it is recruiting employees to meet growing customer demand.
"Because of Indiana’s low-cost, low-regulation business environment, Amazon is choosing to locate 2,000 of its new jobs right here in the Hoosier state. As the Crossroads of America, Indiana is positioned logistically to help Amazon better serve its customers with efficiency. 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," Governor Mike Pence said.
Amazon officials say the new jobs are part of a "larger" hiring plan.