Amazon to add 5,000 new full-time jobs in Pennsylvania

HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) – Amazon will create at least 5,000 new full-time jobs in Pennsylvania as the online retail giant expands its distribution operations at multiple new sites, Gov. Tom Wolf announced Thursday.

Wolf said Amazon has chosen Pennsylvania to further support its new “Prime Now” initiative, which includes free two-hour delivery or one-hour delivery for a fee.

Amazon’s fulfillment centers will have to be located close to customers to make the deliveries on time.

The governor said Amazon has committed to creating the new jobs over the next three years, and it has agreed to retain its current positions in the state for an additional four years.

The company received a funding proposal from the Department of Community and Economic Development that includes a $5 million Pennsylvania First Program grant, $15 million in job creation tax credits, and $2.25 million in funding for employee training.

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