Amazon announced it is opening its first fulfillment center in the state of Oklahoma by the end of 2019.
The new facility will create more than 1,500 full-time jobs in a 600,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art facility located in Oklahoma City.
“We’re excited to open our first fulfillment center in Oklahoma and in a city with an outstanding workforce and a commitment to providing great opportunities for employment. Amazon is committed to creating a positive economic impact in Oklahoma City and enhancing the customer experience throughout the region.”
Mark Stewart, Amazon’s Vice President of North America Customer Fulfillment
The new facility will be located at the Will Rogers World Airport, presumably making Oklahoma City one of the destinations in the Amazon Prime Air network that is headquartered at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG).
“The airport is delighted that Amazon has made the decision to locate one of its fulfillment centers in Oklahoma City and at Will Rogers World Airport. Amazon’s facility is perfect for the airport’s Lariat Landing, a large commercial development area created on the airport to attract companies like Amazon. We are thrilled to be part of the company’s continued growth.”
Will Rogers World Airport director Mark Kranenburg
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With already over 500,000 around the world, Amazon now expands its presence for the first time in the state of Oklahoma.
Full-time employees at Amazon receive competitive hourly wages and a comprehensive benefits package, including healthcare, 401(k) and company stock awards starting on day one.
Amazon also offers generous maternity and parental leave benefits and access to innovative programs like Career Choice, where it will pre-pay up to 95 percent of tuition for courses related to in-demand fields, regardless of whether the skills are relevant to a career at Amazon.
Since the program’s launch, more than 16,000 employees have pursued degrees in game design and visual communications, nursing, IT programming and radiology, to name a few.
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