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Amazon Brings 1,500 Jobs To Michigan

Scenes At The Amazon Fulfillment Centre As Their Busiest Day Approaches
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Good news for Michigan,Tuesday, as Amazon announced their plans to open a distribution center in Livonia, just outside of Detroit.

The opening of the distribution center will create up to 1,500 job openings in the state.

According to the Free Press,  Amazon plans to develop a former General Motors Corp. facility that has been vacant since General Motors went bankrupt in 2009. They plan to invest over $90 million in to the location to create the midwest distribution center.

Wayne County Executive Warren C. Evans told MLive:

“We’re proud to welcome Amazon to Livonia and applaud the collaboration that took place to bring this significant capital investment and new, well-paying jobs to our community.


Time is everything in today’s global market, and Wayne County was glad to do our part to ensure Amazon has the public infrastructure it needs to support its e-commerce operations.”

Based in Seattle, Amazon employs over 200,000 people worldwide. Before today’s announcement, they already employed over 100 people in Detroit with a “technology hub” on West Jefferson. They also own an audio-books operation in Grand Haven called Brilliance Publishing and in the Brownstown Township, they own what the company calls a ‘sortation’ center

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