After much speculation in the local media and elsewhere, Chinese company, JinkoSolar, has apparently confirmed plans to invest $410 million in a factory and headquarters located in Jacksonville, Florida, by placing help wanted ads on Indeed.com.
According to the Jax Daily Record website, the 12 jobs include managers for facilities, logistics, C&B for compensation and benefits, manufacturing, ER for employee relations, L&D for training, administration, legal, process engineering, equipment engineering and construction as well as deputy general manager. All are full-time jobs.
PV Magazine has been reporting for two weeks that the Chinese manufacturer authorized its U.S. subsidiary to finalize plans for the investment, code-named “Project Volt.”
As reported by actionnewsjax.com, the agreement with Project Volt, signed by the Jacksonville City Council, binds the city and state to an initial $53 million in economic incentives.
The city’s share is capped at $24.2 million to be collected between a qualified targeted industry tax refund that pays out per job and a recaptured enhanced value grant that represents the increase in property taxes from the company’s operation.
Project Volt is hoping to bring 800 jobs to the Jacksonville area at an average salary of $46,000.