Amazon plans to open its first robotics fulfillment center in Shreveport, Louisiana. The new operations facility will create over 1,000 new, full-time jobs.
In the new 650,000 square-foot fulfillment center, Amazon employees will pick, pack, and ship smaller customer items such as books, toys, electronics and other household items.
“This new Amazon project is a major advancement for the Shreveport-Bossier City metro area and for Louisiana’s economy. Only a year ago, we dedicated Hunter Industrial Park as one site in a growing inventory of LED Certified Sites that now numbers 126 statewide. Through partnerships with our elected officials, economic development allies and utility partners, we are proving that great things are possible in Louisiana when we make smart plans for the future.”John Bel Edwards, Governor, State of Louisiana
Amazon in Louisiana:
- From 2010-2019, Amazon has invested more than $250 million in Louisiana, including infrastructure and compensation to employees in the state.
- Amazon’s investments in the state contributed an additional $220 million to the state’s economy over that same period.
- Using methodology developed by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, Amazon estimates its investments have created an additional 750+ indirect jobs on top of the company’s current 2,000+ full- and part-time direct hires.
- Amazon’s worldwide fulfillment network supports businesses of all sizes through its Fulfillment by Amazon offering, and many of those local businesses are based in Louisiana. More than 14,500 independent authors and small and medium-sized businesses in the state are growing their businesses and reaching new customers with Amazon.
“Amazon may be a global business, but it’s made up of small businesses and communities. From the local jobs we bring, to the local people we employ, train, and upskill—our business is made up of people from communities like Shreveport. We’re thrilled to be able to expand our operations in Northwest Louisiana and we look forward to becoming part of the fabric of the local community.”Amazon Regional Director of Operations, William Hicks
Construction on the new fulfillment center has started and is anticipated to complete in 2022. Six months ago, the company announced its first fulfillment center in the state to open this year in Carencro, LA.
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