Another week and it seems Amazon announces another fulfillment center. The company’s logistics network continues to grow at a rapid pace with slowing in sight.
This time, Amazon plans to open its first fulfillment center in Spokane, Washington, creating more than 1,500 full-time jobs with benefits starting on day one.
The company currently employs more than 50,000 people across the state at its headquarters in Seattle and facilities supporting customer fulfillment in DuPont, Kent and Sumner.
Amazon has invested more than $37 billion in Washington State, including infrastructure and compensation to its teams from 2011-2017.
“We’re excited to open a new, state-of-the-art fulfillment center in Spokane and to continue innovating in our home state. Washington is known for providing great opportunities for jobs and customer experience, and we are grateful to the dedicated local and state officials and teams who came together to support Amazon in bringing a new fulfillment center to Eastern Washington.”
Mark Stewart, Amazon’s Vice President of North America Customer Fulfillment
Its employees at the more than 600,000-square-foot fulfillment center will work alongside Amazon Robotics to pick, pack and ship items to customers such as games, housewares, school supplies and pet toys.
“More than 1,500 jobs are coming to Spokane thanks to this important project. Congratulations to Amazon and all the local partners who have worked so hard to bring these exciting job opportunities to the region.”
Governor Jay Inslee
The project is being developed by Trammell Crow Company and was made possible by Greater Spokane Incorporated, The West Plains/Airport Public Development Authority, Spokane County and Spokane International Airport.
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