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Amazon plans to add 100,000 jobs in the U.S. over the next year and a half.
The company came to southeast Wisconsin a few years ago and they aren’t saying which cities will see these new jobs only that most of the positions will be at fulfillment centers like the one in Kenosha.
People living Kenosha say the announcement is great news because the company has been good neighbors over the past year.
Anna Primus says the corporation has revitalized an area hit hard after industrial jobs left in the 1980’s.
"I think with unemployment as low as it was, I think this is revitalization that you need. Middle America needs growth and you can't take away manufacturing and send it to foreign countries, you've got to bring stuff here, Amazon I think is just unique," said Primus.
"That's a positive thing," said Jan Michalski, an Alderman with the 3rd district.
Julie Rittmiller owns Frank's Diner, she says Amazon does more than bring jobs, as a board of director with the Boys and Girls Club she has seen the company give back and invest into the community.
"Boys and girls club, financially they've made donations, also at Christmas time supply gifts, we've had a Santa Claus there. They've done all kinds of great things, they’re very charitable driven," said Rittmiller.
Amazon says some of these jobs will come to California, Florida, New Jersey and Texas, still no word yet on any Wisconsin growth.
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