Amazon.com has finalized its commitment to build distribution centers that will create up to 1,400 jobs in Chattanooga, Tenn., and neighboring Bradley County.
A statement Monday from the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development said Amazon.com plans to spend up to $139 million building the two facilities. The jobs are expected to be created in the next three years, and there will be hundreds of peak season positions.
The new distribution centers are expected to be operating before the 2011 holiday season.
Amazon.com’s North American Operations vice president Dave Clark said in the statement that the new facilities in Tennessee will allow the Seattle-based online company to “serve customers more quickly and efficiently.”