A worker places a package to the correct shipping area at an Amazon.com fulfillment center, in Goodyear, Arizona. Amazon.com plans to open fullfillment centers in Tennessee. (AP Photo)
LEBANON, Tenn. (AP) – Online retailer Amazon.com said it will open a fulfillment center in Lebanon.
The company announcement brings to three the number of Amazon shipping centers that are expected to bring a total of 1,200 jobs to Tennessee.
The other centers are planned to open in Chattanooga and Cleveland and had been announced earlier.
During a stop in Spring Hill, Governor Bill Haslam said the administration is pleased that new jobs are being grown in Tennessee.
The issue of exempting Amazon from state sales taxes has caused controversy, but Haslam has said he is committed to the deal struck by the previous administration to attract the world's largest online retailer to the state.