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Amazon creates 100 paid internships for low-income students

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Amazon will create 100 paid internships for low-income Indiana students. Interns will work up to 20 hours a week in virtual customer service positions, allowing for flexible work schedules. “We know that students are eager to gain valuable work experience while juggling demanding school schedules,” Dave Guggina, general manager of […]

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Amazon to add 2,000 jobs in Indiana

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – More than 2,000 jobs are headed to the Hoosier state. Amazon.com announced on Tuesday the company would add 10,000 jobs nationwide. “As the Crossroads of America, Indiana is positioned logistically to help Amazon better serve its customers with efficiency,” Gov. Mike Pence said in a statement. “It’s great to see […]

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House passes online sales tax bill

By Tim Grimes TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – A bill that would move up the date when Amazon and some online retailers would be required to collect Indiana sales taxes passed the House on Monday. House Bill 1007 would force Amazon to start collecting the 7 percent sales tax on July 1, instead of six months later, […]

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Amazon to create fulfillment center, add more than 1,000 jobs in Jeffersonville

By Lesley Weidenbener The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS – Amazon.com announced Tuesday that it will build a new fulfillment center in Jeffersonville and create as many as 1,050 jobs by 2015. Amazon – which recently struck a deal with Gov. Mitch Daniels to begin collecting sales taxes in 2014 on purchases from Hoosiers – said it […]

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Indiana merchants still pushing for Amazon to collect sales taxes now

By Samm Quinn The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS – A group representing Indiana merchants on Tuesday continued its fight to force Amazon.com and other online retailers to start collecting Indiana sales taxes immediately. The Indiana Merchants for Tax Fairness released a poll that found a majority of Hoosiers want to see Amazon, the online retail giant, […]

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House committee debates Amazon.com deal

By Jessica Wray The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS – Members of a key House committee heard testimony on a bill Wednesday that would reinforce a deal the state made with Amazon.com officials to collect sales taxes starting in 2014. Ways and Means Chair Jeff Espich, R-Uniondale, presented his House Bill 1119, addresses the online sales tax […]

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Kenley to Congress: Online retailers need to collect sales taxes

By Lesley Weidenbener The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS – A key Indiana official told a Congressional committee Wednesday that online retailers should be required to pay sales taxes on web-based purchases to help state budgets and reduce their advantages over so-called brick-and-mortar stores. Sen. Luke Kenley, a Noblesville Republican who chairs the state Senate Appropriations Committee, […]