What people don't understand, is that the state is paying the training for both VW and Amazon.com The 1st VW assembly employees were hired almost 1 yr ago and VW hasn't paid 1 cent. The $15/hr the workers get is paid from the state. Love that corporate welfare. The amazon.com jobs are $10/hr. The $32,000 yearly wage that was written about is an average that includes mgrs. and support staff. Mayors Littlefield and Ramsey, I love those family wage jobs of $10/hr. Let's see your spoiled families live off $10/hr
If we would stop buying all this junk, we wouldn't have this problem. Don't worry, when China has had enough, the USA, with all it's empty land will start dumping it here. Maybe when our own land, air, and water get more polluted, we'll learn our lesson...But probably not.
These jobs are better than VW jobs because, #1-Amazon is the leader in their field, #2-they have a proven product and are ranked #1 by consumers, and #3-they aren't affected by the economic downfalls as much as VW. VW cannot claim any of these things.Oh, and Amazon.com is growing leaps and bounds over VW, inc internationally. And for those complaining about the sales tax, those that will get jobs at Amazon.com will put $ in the local economy and due to the multplier affect, hopefully wherever you work-your companies' business will be increased, and you will get a raise. Or if not, you can always move to a state where Amazon.com isn't located and keep not paying the sales tax.
So they'll tax us 10%. I'll drive over there in the new Chattanooga VW sedan(or ride my bike !) and pick my stuff up and won't have to pay shipping!