• Nashville will become a critical hub for Amazon's logistics business - but it doesn't mean there will also be a boom in warehouse jobs

    25 days ago - By Chron

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    Amazon announced its HQ2 locations on November 13 - Long Island City, a neighborhood of Queens, New York, and the Crystal City area of Arlington, Virginia.
    The megacompany also said it will open an Operations Center of Excellence in Nashville, Tennessee.
    The center will create 5,000 white collar jobs in tech and operations.
    Supply chain gurus and techies with a logistics bent have a new potential workplace: Amazon's Center of Excellence for Operations.
    It's a flowery name for a serious endeavor. The center will create some 5,000 white-collar jobs with a median...
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  • Nashville will become a critical hub for Amazon's logistics business - but it doesn't mean there will also be a boom in warehouse jobs

    Nashville will become a critical hub for Amazon's logistics business - but it doesn't mean there will also be a boom in warehouse jobs

    25 days ago - By Business Insider

    Amazon announced its HQ2 locations on November 13 - Long Island City, a neighborhood of Queens, New York, and the Crystal City area of Arlington, Virginia.
    The megacompany also said it will open an Operations Center of Excellence in Nashville, Tennessee .
    The center will create 5,000 white collar jobs in tech and operations.
    Supply chain gurus and techies with a logistics bent have a new potential workplace: Amazon's Center of Excellence for Operations .
    It's a flowery name for a serious endeavor. The center will create some 5,000 white-collar jobs with a median salary of $158,000...
    Read more ...

     

  • What it takes to drive a 42-foot-long fire truck

    25 days ago - By Business Insider

    Firefighters in New York City train for two weeks on Randall's Island to learn how to drive fire trucks .
    Some fire trucks weigh 40 tons and are 42 feet long.
    Watch the video above to learn what the training is like, which includes lectures, a virtual simulator, and an obstacle course.
    Following is a transcript of the video.
    Narrator: What if instead of your mom's Ford Focus, your driver's test was parallel parking this? Parallel parking is just one part of the two-week training that New York City firefighters go through. The end result? They get certified to drive 42-foot-long fire...
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  • Long Island City's Amazon dilemma: How to reap rewards as area evolves

    25 days ago - By Washington Post

    The New York neighborhood where Amazon plans to expand has been changing from a working-class area to a gentrified hot spot for the past decade. HQ2 will accelerate that trend, sparking concerns from business owners and residents.
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