Amazon tried to get California to push back to the tax enforcement to 2014 by offering to bring thousands of jobs to the state, but lawmakers shot the idea down. Despite that, Amazon still plans to build distribution centers in California that will bring in 10,000 full-time and 25,000 seasonal jobs by 2016. Somebody, get to work creating a “good guy Amazon” meme.
Distribution centers in California will of course lead to decreased shipping times, which is definitely an effective silver lining for us Californians. Will it be enough to make up for the tax? Probably not, but it’s something.
via The Verge