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Old 03-03-2018, 08:30 AM
 
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If by "this kind of thing" you mean a political party demanding a private business publicly support their political positions on social issues or they will suffer financial consequences, then that seems like a sound business decision to me to want to stay far, far away from such a political organization.



You're right. Georgia should tell Amazon to take their thousands of new jobs elsewhere.

Oh, wait, they just did.
If they are such great jobs, why does amazon have the staffing problems they do, in cities where they have distribution centers?


Generally people keep good jobs and its hard to get hired on (not many job openings).
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Old 03-03-2018, 08:31 AM
 
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Amazon was never going to Georgia to begin with. The state never really fit the culture of Amazon management and its workforce.
What are you talking about? It's a perfect fit and is likely the leader. Large workforce, 2 of the best tech colleges in the world, busiest/largest airport in the world, fastest growing region in the country, lots of space, adequate infrastructure, tons of affordable housing, business friendly tax environment.
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Old 03-03-2018, 08:32 AM
 
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If they are such great jobs, why does amazon have the staffing problems they do, in cities where they have distribution centers?


Generally people keep good jobs and its hard to get hired on (not many job openings).
I get it, you think losing thousands of new jobs is no big deal to Georgia. And apparently, the Georgia GOP agrees with you.
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Old 03-03-2018, 08:33 AM
 
Location: Central Illinois -
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I would bet my next paycheck, amazon only did this for the headlines it would result in, more than likely they had already weeded out the city,(for some other non-related reason), but it seized upon an opportunity to make themselves look like they care about this issue and willing to change where they build.
Ummmm………..Amazon hasn't said, or done, anything.
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Old 03-03-2018, 08:35 AM
 
Location: Long Island (chief in S Farmingdale)
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If they are such great jobs, why does amazon have the staffing problems they do, in cities where they have distribution centers?


Generally people keep good jobs and its hard to get hired on (not many job openings).
You do realize the type of jobs that would go to the HQ2 are on a different scale than the distribution centers in Northern KY you mentioned.....
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Old 03-03-2018, 08:39 AM
 
Location: Central Mexico and Central Florida
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Hardly, I would not want a company like Amazon coming to my state if this is the kind of thing they base huge decisions on.

Amazon is not that great a place to work anyway, the multiple Amazon distribution centers in northern KY are constantly trying to hire new people to replace those who quit without notice,the turnover percentage is absolutely thru the roof! New hires quitting suddenly is huge problem for Amazon.
Amazon and other businesses DO and SHOULD base their decisions on the fear of reprimands from ANY government. It shows the instability of that particular state or locality. Why would any company move to a state where a GOP assembly would retaliate for its own business practices (such as Delta's decision).

The GOP used to stand for small government, hands-off government. Now they are Big Brother government.

As far as Amazon's new HQ2, it is where the brains and IT of the operation will be...not a distribution center where the low IQs and negligible work ethics of Kentuckians are prevalent. Amazon will get the best of the best college and tech school grads for its HQ2.

BTW....no KY cities are on Amazon's short list.
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Old 03-03-2018, 08:42 AM
 
Location: NC
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As far as Amazon's new HQ2, it is where the brains and IT of the operation will be...not a distribution center where the low IQs and negligible work ethics of Kentuckians are prevalent. Amazon will get the best of the best college and tech school grads for its HQ2.
sounds like geographical discrimination.
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Old 03-03-2018, 08:45 AM
 
Location: Central Mexico and Central Florida
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I would bet my next paycheck, amazon only did this for the headlines it would result in, more than likely they had already weeded out the city,(for some other non-related reason), but it seized upon an opportunity to make themselves look like they care about this issue and willing to change where they build.
Reading comprehension, please! NOTHING in the article quoted Amazon's position on the GA GOP move against Delta. Please don't bother to comment on an article you failed to read.
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Old 03-03-2018, 08:51 AM
 
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Amazon was never going to Georgia to begin with. The state never really fit the culture of Amazon management and its workforce.
Not really.

Amazon has a socially progressive reputation. Bezos received the Equality Award from the Human Rights Campaign in November. Reports are that they are going to need 50,000 brainiacs at this new headquarters.

Now how are they going to convince 50,000 smart, socially progressive people into moving to Georgia? They certainly won't be able to find them there.

Atlanta's congestion and limited public transportation does not fit with Amazon's list of requirements.

Amazon is prioritizing “stable and business-friendly regulations and tax structure” in its considerations.

It is looking for incentives, tax breaks, relocation grants, ... "local government that is “eager and willing to work with the company.”

Amazon is asking cities to “demonstrate characteristics of this” in their responses. “We encourage testimonials from other large companies,”

https://qz.com/1071832/amazons-hq2-w...-headquarters/

Wonder if Delta will give a testimonial.
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Old 03-03-2018, 09:08 AM
 
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If they are such great jobs, why does amazon have the staffing problems they do, in cities where they have distribution centers?
The HQ2 is for Headquarters jobs. HQ is white collar admin. These are tech, accounting, marketing, HR, management, sales and other high paying white collar jobs.

Amazon distrubution centers are their warehouse/shipping locations and they are located in other areas - separate from the HQ admin jobs.
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