Feb 01, 2017 09:53 PM EST
Online giant Amazon has announced plans to build a $1.5 billion air hub to support its growing fleet of Prime Air cargo planes.
The new air cargo hub project will create more than 2,000 new jobs for people in Kentucky where the facility will be built.
Dave Clark, Amazon senior vice president of Worldwide Operations, declared that Hebron quickly rose to the top of the list when considering a place for the air hub because it has a large and educated workforce, a centralized location with great connectivity, and other advantages. According to Amazon, last year the company entered into agreements with two carriers to lease 40 cargo airplanes to support Prime members with fast and free shipping.
Today, 16 of those planes are in service for Amazon clients. Amazon's Prime Air hub will support its dedicated fleet of Prime Air cargo planes. Gov. Bevin stated that Kentucky's ideal location, skilled workforce and great shipping and logistics industry have been the backbone of the relationship with Amazon.
Full-time employees at Amazon get a good pay, health and disability insurance, retirement savings plans and company stock. Amazon also offers up to 20 weeks of paid leave and innovative benefits which help new parents.
Amazon has launched many positive initiatives to ensure great delivery speeds and supply chain capacity for its clients. One example is Amazon Flex, which is a mobile application that allows individuals to sign-up, be vetted and begin delivering for Amazon.
The company plans to offer job opportunities at any Amazon site across the US. Recently, Amazon announced plans to keep growing and create more than 100,000 jobs over the next 18 months.
The online giant's Prime Now has also recently introduced a one- to two-hour delivery of thousands of fresh, local grocery products which includes wine and beer from New Seasons Market to Seattle.
Visa Inc and Mastercard Inc, the two biggest U.S. card networks, are preparing to raise certain fees levied on U.S. merchants for processing transactions from this April, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday, citing people familiar with the matter.
People who travel for business two weeks or more a month report more symptoms of anxiety and depression and are more likely to smoke, be sedentary and report trouble sleeping than those who travel one to six nights a month, according to a latest study conducted by researchers at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health and City University of New York.
President Trump said Friday he is declaring a national emergency on the southern border, tapping into executive powers in a bid to divert billions toward construction of a wall even as he plans to sign a funding package that includes just $1.4 billion for border security.
Amazon's decision to abandon plans to build a new campus in Long Island City, Queens, has drawn cheers from several politicians, community organizers and other locals opposed to the expansion.
Whether the presence of a college or hospital increases a home's value has to do with the institution's size and the ZIP code's population, says a new study by computer scientists at the University of California, Riverside.
In recent decades, Europe has experienced a downward trend in the annual number of deaths. Not only was this trend not arrested by the economic recession that started in 2008, in fact, the rate of decline increased during the recession years.
Discovering that your new designer handbag or gold watch is a fake is costly and annoying, and counterfeit medical devices or drugs could have even more serious consequences. But seemingly as soon as manufacturers develop a new method to ensure product authenticity, counterfeiters find a way to outsmart it. Now, researchers have created an "unclonable" tag that can never be replicated, even by the manufacturer. They report their results in ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces.
The traditional model for setting auto insurance premiums has been to base rates on the motorist's driving history, age, gender and even marital status (in some states). Thanks to new technological options, insurance companies, and motorists have started to work together to give the insurance companies access to better data on an individual driver's risk level, and give the same driver a sense of greater control over how much he or she will pay in insurance premiums.
Consumer brands have long used old-fashioned focus groups, interviews and surveys to best gauge consumer wants, desires and needs as part of processes that range from product development, to marketing and sales. As machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) have emerged, there is an increasing interest in the ability to harness these solutions to save time and money, and to yield more reliable consumer insights.