Two Amazon fulfillment centers in Tennessee remain unopened, despite taking taxpayer funded money from the state and promising jobs.
Both of these Amazon warehouses sit in East Tennessee, only about fifteen minutes from each other. The locations in Alcoa and North Knoxville were announced in early 2021 and were intended to bring a number of jobs to those areas, starting at $15 per hour.
Construction on the facility in Alcoa continues with a focus on the infrastructure around the building. A spokesperson from the Blount County Mayor’s Office says the fulfillment center is still on track to open.
“The Amazon Fulfillment Center is progressing on target to begin hiring the first quarter of 2023 and begin operations in the summer,” said the mayor’s spokesperson. “They are in the process of moving equipment into the facility now.”