HEBRON, Ky. (AP) — An expansion at the Amazon.com facility in northern Kentucky could lead to a huge increase in workers.

Boone County Judge-Executive Gary Moore told The Kentucky Enquirer (http://bit.ly/ODTc6j) that Amazon has indicated it will hire up to 900 full-time, permanent employees and may need another 5,000 seasonal workers.

Amazon spokesman Kelly Cheeseman confirmed hundreds of full-time employees are expected to be hired this year at the Hebron distribution center.

Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce President Steve Stevens says the announcement gives a needed boost to the area, which is losing the regional airline Comair. The Erlanger-based company's parent, Delta Air Lines, announced last month that it would cease operations by Sept. 29 and lay off about 1,000 workers.


Information from: The Kentucky Enquirer, http://www.nky.com