Potential job openings if Amazon chooses Indy for headquarters

Amazon's proposed headquarters in Indianapolis would bring 50,000 jobs to the new location.

Posted: May 4, 2018 6:42 PM

TIPPECANOE COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI)-- Amazon's proposed headquarters in Indianapolis would bring 50,000 jobs to the new location.

According to the U.S Census Bureau, 9.1% of Tippecanoe County residents commute outside of the area to work every day. For those graduating in the next week, these job openings would mean more opportunities.

Mayor John Dennis said this would actually help the workforce.


"A lot of people do commute to Indy anyway," said Dennis. "It's not uncommon for folks to take advantage of our school corporation or again as I said earlier, our high quality of life, and go back and forth to Indy."

Even a second grade class at Cumberland Elementary wrote letters to the Seattle headquarters. The company said it's going with a public process to choose the next location. With this method, they can choose where they go next based on a city that is "excited to work with us and everyone can benefit."
 
Teacher Maggie Samudio said her students wanted Amazon to know, Indiana deserves this chance.

"It would make them smile and make them (Amazon) think, wow, even children are thinking about this," said Samudio. "They even said when we grow up, that would be an opportunity for us or members of our family to have a really good job."

For now, only time will tell when it comes to the company's decision, Amazon said the final HQ2 announcement should be coming by the end of 2018.

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