Amazon planning 4th Ind. distribution center

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PLAINFIELD, Ind. (AP) -- Amazon.com is planning to open a fourth large distribution center in central Indiana.

The Seattle-based company announced Wednesday that its new warehouse in Plainfield would have hundreds of full-time and seasonal jobs, but didn't give specifics or say when it would open. That follows Amazon's announcement in May of a new distribution center near Indianapolis International Airport.

The Indianapolis Star and the Indianapolis Business Journal report the warehouse announcements come as the Internet retailer fights other states trying to collect taxes from its online sales. Indiana officials offered four years ago to not push the tax issue in recruiting Amazon to the state.

Amazon now has a distribution center just north of Indianapolis in Whitestown with 1,200 full-time workers and another in Plainfield that opened with 350 employees.