Online retailer Amazon.com intends to bring more jobs than initially estimated for its new distribution center it plans to build near Cayce, a company executive said Tuesday.
The announcement came as Lexington County Council members approved a package of incentives for the project that include the first step to repeal Sunday sales restrictions, a change wanted by the company to facilitate its around-the-clock operation.
Plans calls for a work force of 1,249 by the end of 2013 at the center off I-77 near I-26 plus up to 2,500 temporary jobs when demand surges, the “vast bulk” of which will be filled locally, company director of policy Fred Kiga said.
Company officials plan to hold job fairs next year to hire most of the staff for their next distribution center near Cayce. No dates are set.
The average wage will be around $15, Lexington County officials said.
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