FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) -- Fort Wayne will soon have an Amazon delivery site and warehouse.
Employment experts say people who left the job market will more than likely hop on board since online retail won't be stopping anytime soon.
"We can anticipate online shopping is going to continue to play a role. We know Indiana is actually well-positioned for distribution and logistics," Director of Community Research for Purdue Fort Wayne University Rachel Blakeman said.
Since Fort Wayne is the hub for major interstates and roads like U.S. Highway 30, U.S. 24 and the Fort Wayne International Airport, Blakeman said it makes it easier to move products in and out effectively.
Of course, people are needed to make that happen.
This $60 million investment is bringing 1,000 jobs with it.
Rick Farrant with Northeast Indiana Works said Amazon investing in the Midwest region is great because many workers here have the skills they are looking for to fill the roles.
"Companies have begun hiring again in earnest. We're almost, it seems like, we're almost at the point pre-pandemic where we had a worker shortage as strange as that may sound. We have a lot of companies that are doing hiring now looking for people to fill their workforce," Director of Communications Rick Farrant said.
The location is expected to open sometime next year and will be located on Airport Expressway between Smith and Coverdale Road.