Indianapolis suburb expects 450 jobs from FedEx center

File - This April 7, 2010 file photo shows a Federal Express delivery truck travelling north of Fremont, Neb. FedEx Corp. is under criminal indictment and facing $1.6 billion in penalties for allegedly failing to police the activities of illegal online pharmacies that use the shipping service to deliver prescription drugs. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, file)

GREENWOOD, Ind. (AP) — An Indianapolis suburb expects to gain more than 450 full- and part-time jobs from a FedEx Corp. distribution center.

The Greenwood Redevelopment Commission recommended Tuesday that the city’s Common Council approve $17 million in tax abatements for the $259 million project along Interstate 65 south of Indianapolis.

The Indianapolis Business Journal reports the center would employ 80-full-time workers at an average hourly wage of $24.55 per hour and 375 part-time workers at an average hourly wage of $14.24.

Construction is expected to begin next spring and finish in June 2020.

Memphis-based FedEx’s second largest shipping hub is in Indianapolis, where it employs more than 700 full-time and 3,000 part-time workers.

 

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