Amazon to Create 1,500 Jobs in Missouri
It’s signed, sealed and delivered. The Show-Me State failed to make the shortlist to host Amazon’s second headquarters, but now the tech giant’s announced that it’ll open a $175 million fulfillment center in St. Peters, a suburb of St. Louis. Amazon will snag nearly $8 million in tax breaks and another $3 million in incentives, while the area will see about 1,500 new full-time jobs. Meanwhile, the company announced it’ll alter Alexa’s laughter prompts after customers complained about their devices breaking into unsettling and seemingly spontaneous laughter.