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Amazon creating hundreds of jobs in St. Cloud

NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 9: A protest message directed at Amazon is spray painted on a wall near a construction site January 9, 2019 in the Long Island City neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. Last November, Amazon announced that it has chosen Long Island City and Crystal City in Arlington, Virginia as the two locations which will both serve as additional headquarters for the company. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) — Amazon plans to open a distribution center in St. Cloud this year and create hundreds of new jobs.

St. Cloud Mayor Dave Kleis says Amazon has purchased a vacant building and land near Interstate 94 and expects to be hiring later this year.

Kleis says he doesn’t know exactly how many jobs will be available, but that Amazon has told the city it will be in the hundreds. Amazon has been building its presence in Minnesota in the past five years. It opened a nearly 1 million-square-foot fulfillment center in Shakopee in 2016.


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