amazon http://wmot.org en Amazon Taking Applications for Murfreesboro Jobs http://wmot.org/post/amazon-taking-applications-murfreesboro-jobs <p>MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)&nbsp; --&nbsp; Amazon has started accepting applications for its new fulfillment facilities in Murfreesboro and Lebanon.</p><p><strong>EDITORS NOTE:</strong> <a href="http://wmot.org/post/amazon-hiring-again-murfreesboro">Click here </a>for an updated version of this story.</p><p>Amazon says construction at the two sites is on schedule and should be completed on time&nbsp;this fall. The company is taking applications now and will follow up with in-person interviews this summer.</p> Wed, 30 May 2012 16:34:46 +0000 Mike Osborne 11496 at http://wmot.org Burriss on Media: Publisher Lawsuit http://wmot.org/post/burriss-media-publisher-lawsuit <p>MURFRESSBORO,&nbsp;Tenn. (BURRISS)&nbsp;&nbsp;--&nbsp;&nbsp;I&rsquo;ve often talked about printed books versus e-books, and still think there is something better about the printed versions. Sure, I have an e-book reader, but I still prefer turning a real page, rather than pushing a button.<br /> Mon, 16 Apr 2012 11:21:28 +0000 Dr. Larry Burriss 9819 at http://wmot.org Amazon Breaks Ground on Murfreesboro Facility http://wmot.org/post/amazon-breaks-ground-murfreesboro-facility <p>MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)&nbsp; --&nbsp;&nbsp;Online retail giant Amazon.com&nbsp;held the official ground&nbsp;breaking Thursday&nbsp;for a&nbsp;new&nbsp;fulfillment center in&nbsp;Murfreesboro.</p><p>Construction is already&nbsp;well underway on the million square foot&nbsp;warehouse on Joe B. Jackson Parkway.&nbsp;&nbsp;Amazon says the&nbsp;facility will eventually employ 1300 people.</p> Fri, 23 Mar 2012 16:37:56 +0000 Mike Osborne 8887 at http://wmot.org Amazon Breaks Ground on Murfreesboro Facility Amazon Breaks Ground in Murfreesboro Thursday http://wmot.org/post/amazon-breaks-ground-murfreesboro-thursday <p>MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)&nbsp; --&nbsp; Online retail giant Amazon.com will break ground&nbsp;in Murfreesboro&nbsp;Thursday afternoon on a new distribution center.</p><p>State Senators Bill Ketron and Jim Tracey, Rutherford County Mayor Ernest Burgess, and Murfreesboro Mayor Tommy Bragg are all scheduled to attend.</p><p>Amazon has made a significant investment in Tennessee in recent months, including a one million-square-foot operation in the Chattanooga area that employs 1,700 people, and a facility in Bradley County that employs 400.</p> Wed, 21 Mar 2012 16:29:20 +0000 Mike Osborne 8773 at http://wmot.org Tennessee Senator Endorses Internet Tax Plan http://wmot.org/post/tennessee-senator-endorses-internet-tax-plan <p>Tennessee Senator Lamar Alexander is part of a bi-partisan push to require online retailers to collect state sales taxes.</p><p>The group of ten senators announced yesterday that they will introduce a bill that would let states that adopt the same administrative procedure for collecting taxes to be able to require online sellers to collect those taxes</p><p>Online auction company eBay opposes the bill, saying that requiring small vendors to collect sales tax for states around the country would be an unfair burden.</p> Thu, 10 Nov 2011 18:12:02 +0000 AP/WMOT 3775 at http://wmot.org