Photos: Obama tours Amazon fulfillment center

President Obama just wrapped up his trip to an Amazon.com fulfillment center in Chattanooga, Tenn., where he toured the facilities and praised the Seattle online retail giant for being a “great example of what’s possible.”

Obama’s speech also touched on his new jobs plan, dog food, Kindles, beard trimmers and protein powder. Here are some photos from today via Twittersphere:

In advance of the event, Amazon this weekend announced that it is adding 5,000 new full-time jobs at its fulfillment centers around the country, a 25 percent expansion of its workforce at the facilities. Amazon overall has more than tripled in size in three years, now approaching 100,000 direct employees.

Previously on GeekWire: An open letter to Jeff Bezos: A contract worker’s take on Amazon.com