TX: Amazon to Open Sixth Texas Fulfillment Center, Create 1,000 Jobs
22 Apr, 2016
Amazon.com, Inc. announced plans to open a sixth Texas fulfillment center in Haslet, making it the fourth Amazon fulfillment center in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. Amazon currently employs more than 8,000 full-time hourly associates at its Texas fulfillment centers and plans to create 1,000 more full-time positions in the new Haslet facility when it opens.
In addition to its existing Haslet facility, which began shipping customer orders in 2013, Amazon’s other Lone Star State fulfillment centers are located in Coppell, southern Dallas and Schertz, with a fifth currently under construction in San Marcos. Amazon also operates three sortation centers in Texas, located in Irving, Houston and San Antonio.
“We are excited to add another fulfillment center to the Dallas-Fort Worth region and to create additional full-time jobs with great pay and benefits,” said Akash Chauhan, Amazon’s Vice President of North American operations. “We are appreciative of the community, not just in Haslet but the entire Dallas area for its support of Amazon, its top-notch workforce and the customers who enable us to continually grow across the country.”
Amazon employees at the 1 million square-foot Fort Worth fulfillment center will pick, pack, and ship smaller customer items, such as books, electronics and toys.
Mayor Bob Golden of Haslet said, “Amazon has been not only a significant job creator in Haslet, but also a great community partner. Just a few months ago, the company donated Amazon tablets to a local school and $2,000 in gift cards to promote the use of technology in the classroom. It was a great event to be part of and I look forward to working with the team on future initiatives.”
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 regular full-time employees maternity and paternity 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, employees are pursuing degrees in game design and visual communications, nursing, IT programming and radiology, to name a few.
To learn more about working at an Amazon fulfillment center, visit www.workatamazonfulfillment.com.
The project is being developed by the Trammell Crow Company and Prudential.
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