llano logistics is planning to build 1,100 construction jobs in the state’s largest city, New Mexico.
The announcement comes after a series of high-profile moves by the state.
On Friday, Gov.
Susana Martinez signed a bill that extends New Mexico’s temporary emergency unemployment insurance program by six months and allows counties to apply for an additional six months of unemployment benefits.
The bill also establishes a special tax credit for job seekers.
Last month, the state also passed a bill to increase the state minimum wage to $9 an hour and provide workers with a $3.50 bonus.
The measure will also increase the minimum wage for tipped workers from $2.15 to $2 an hour.
Llano, located about 80 miles north of Albuquerque, is also planning to open a second warehouse in the city of Pahrump, a move that is set to create 300 jobs.