Amazon announced plans for three new operations facilities in Alabama and the opening of a new fulfillment center that will serve customers across the state.
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“We are proud to continue our investment in Alabama with thousands of good jobs and new, state-of-the-art operations facilities. Our success would not be possible without our great employees and we are grateful for the enthusiasm and strong state and local support we have received since first launching operations in 2020. We look forward to continued investment as we innovate and grow to better serve our customers across the state.”Brian Huseman, vice president of public policy at Amazon
“Amazon’s decision to simultaneously launch and announce these projects in Alabama shows the high level of confidence the company has in the abilities of our hard-working citizens, who have shown time and time again that they can get the job done,” added Governor Kay Ivey.
Amazon has created more than 9,000 direct jobs in Alabama and invested more than $1 billion in infrastructure and employee compensation.
The company plans to add over 500 full-time jobs by the end of 2021 and create more than 1,800 seasonal jobs across the state in advance of the holiday season.
New Amazon Sites Coming to Alabama
- Birmingham Delivery Station: This month, Amazon plans to expand delivery services in greater Birmingham with a new station that will employ approximately 150 people. The company will also create indirect job opportunities for hundreds of people through the Delivery Service Partner program.
- Huntsville XL Fulfillment Center: In 2022, Amazon will open its third fulfillment center. This “XL” Non-Sortable facility is designed to receive, store, and package heavy and bulky items such as home appliances. The one-million-square-foot facility in Limestone County will provide over 250 full-time jobs and utilize innovative technologies as well as energy-efficient, zero-emission power industrialized truck (PIT) equipment.
- Montgomery Receive Center: In 2022, Amazon will open an Inbound Cross Dock facility that receives and consolidates items from vendors and facilitate shipment to fulfillment centers. This 650,000 square foot facility will be home to over 500 full-time employees.
Alabama Site Now Officially Launched:
- Amazon’s new Huntsville Non-Sortable Fulfillment Center is now open for business. This is the first of two fulfillment centers in the area. Hundreds of full-time jobs were created in this nearly 1 million square foot facility, enabling Amazon employees to pick, pack, and ship larger items to customers, such as bulk paper goods, outdoor equipment, or rugs. Additionally, this facility utilizes innovative technologies and energy-efficient, zero-emission power industrialized truck (PIT) equipment.
Amazon is currently hiring for these new opportunities as well as many other roles across the country.
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