Hancock County News

Amazon to bring up to 1,000 jobs to Hancock Co.

Amazon is bringing 1,000 new jobs to Indiana, more specifically 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 spokespoerson to Inside Indiana Business. More than 800 new, fulltime 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 a 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.