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Amazon jobs boost Fernley businesses

Standing in front of his shop, Fernley ice cream maker Steve Cordes watches hundreds of workers come and go at Amazon’s huge Internet fulfillment facility on East Newlands Road. That workforce — many of them temporary employees hired for a few months to handle the massive volume of seasonal transactions at Amazon — provides a significant boost in revenue at Steve’s Homemade Ice Cream and dozens of other Lyon County businesses during a normally soft time for sales.

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