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Tech Grows Our Economy Nationwide
Tech underpins every sector of our economy and provides a way for millions of American families to make a living. With new jobs in Nashville, Phoenix, St. Louis, and other cities nationwide, the tech industry is creating opportunities outside of traditional tech hubs. Read more about how tech is growing our economy nationwide.
How Tech is Growing Our Economy Nationwide
In September, Amazon announced that it is hiring an additional 100,000 people for regular employment opportunities throughout the U.S. and Canada on top of the 33,000 corporate and technology jobs previously announced.
Intuit's Prosperity Hub Communities (Intuit)
By the end of fiscal year 2020, Intuit's Prosperity Hub created 2,200 jobs in six U.S. communities and one in Canada — a number they aim to boost to 7,000 by fiscal year 2023.
The AFS Advanced Technology Center is expected to bring up to 1,400 new technology jobs to the St. Louis area over five years.
Honeywell plans to hire more than 700 workers for its mask manufacturing operations in the Salt River Valley. The new jobs are in addition to 500 created when the company first announced plans to produce masks after the onset of the pandemic.
Smile Direct Club Adding 600 Jobs (Smile Direct Club)
Smile Direct Club put their headquarters in Nashville a few years ago and they are continuing to bring jobs to the area by investing $34 million and adding 600 new jobs to the Middle Tennessee area.
What's New in Tech
eBay Joins EPA’s Green Power Partnership (eBay)
As a company, eBay continuously aims to better understand, track and quantify its environmental footprint in terms of its facilities’ operations and maintenance. Its goal is to source 100 percent of its electricity supply from renewable energy sources by 2025 for eBay data centers and offices. Already, according to the EPA, eBay’s green power use of more than 251 million kilowatt-hours of electricity in the U.S. is equivalent to the annual electricity use of nearly 23,000 average American homes annually. Read more here.
What We're Saying
· Former Toomey, Renacci Aide Pearce Joins TechNet. Read the press release here.
· Pearce Joins TechNet, Edmonson Promoted. (The Hill) Read the news feature here.
· Pearce Joins TechNet as New Federal Policy Coordinator. (Politico Huddle) Read the news feature here.
Before You Start Your Weekend
Ummi is a modern day renaissance man. He's using the internet to write a children's book and practice his passions of piano, architecture and fencing with the help of internet at home. Internet Essentials from Comcast has connected 8 million people from low-income homes to low-cost, high-speed internet. (Comcast)