• Amazon to add 5,000 jobs in Nashville

    26 days ago - By Biz Journals

    Amazon.com Inc. plans to make Nashville the home of a new East Coast operations hub, the company announced today.
    Located in downtown Nashville, the hub will employ 5,000 workers within seven years, earning an average of $150,000 a year. At that headcount, Amazon will become downtown's largest private employer - two-and-a-half times the size of Bridgestone and HCA Healthcare Inc. , which currently hold that designation.
    In its Nov. 13 announcement, Amazon said it will...
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  • This new fund will help retiring baby boomers turn their businesses into worker co-ops

    This new fund will help retiring baby boomers turn their businesses into worker co-ops

    27 days ago - By Fast Company

    With its new fund, the Cleveland-based Evergreen Cooperatives have a bold goal: to make it easy to transition a business to worker-ownership.
    In May, the Evergreen Cooperatives , a network of worker-owned businesses in Cleveland, took over operations of a laundry facility owned by the Cleveland Clinic. On the surface, it was a straightforward business transaction. The Evergreen Cooperatives launched in 2009 with Evergreen Cooperative Laundry , a small business owned and operated by just a handful of workers. Today, the whole network comprises the laundry, as well as a cooperative green...
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