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Old 12-19-2019, 06:43 PM
 
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Google has plans to open an operations center and create 350 new jobs in northwestern Mississippi, the internet giant announced Thursday.

The operations center, which is expected to open in late 2020, will be the company's entry into the Memphis metro area. It will also be the company's first operations center in the U.S.

Google has not decided on an exact location for the new facility or if it will erect a new building or lease one already built.

Employees will handle customer service concerns including product troubleshooting and helping to set up ad campaigns.

“We are excited to continue growing our workforce across the Southeast and are confident that Mississippi will be a great home for Google,” says Troy Dickerson, vice president of Google's operations center division. “This operations center will give us the opportunity to hire amazing local talent as we expand in the region.”

The only other presence Google has in Tennessee is a data center in Clarksville. It employs 70.

While Google did not share the average salary for the operations center employees, the company did say the Mississippi workers will be employed full time and have access to a range of benefits including medical coverage, three weeks of paid vacation, up to 22 weeks of paid parental leave and other perks like food and a mother's room.

"It's on par with what we have going on in our offices and data centers in other parts of the country," the company said.

According to a spokesperson for the company, Google chose Mississippi after watching other global and local companies thrive in the metro area.

"Knowing that the FedExes and the Amazons of the world found Mississippi attractive is great for us," a spokesperson said. "There's talent there... we're happy to be contributing to the growing economy of the state."
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Old 12-19-2019, 09:38 PM
 
Location: Jack-town, Sip by way of TN, AL and FL
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Now THAT is a big win. Awesome.
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Old 12-21-2019, 08:06 AM
 
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Great news!

As a white male whose family has been in MS prior to the civil war (and had ancestors fighting for the South), the next major step we need to take is getting rid of the current state flag.

With Delbert in charge of the Senate, I think we can get things done.
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Old 01-10-2020, 09:04 AM
 
Location: Jack-town, Sip by way of TN, AL and FL
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Toshiba moving their distribution center to Horn Lake too: https://www.bizjournals.com/memphis/...horn-lake.html

Not as big of a win, since this is just leaching from Memphis, but still.
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