Amazon plans 820,000 sq ft fulfilment center in Texas
Amazon.com, Inc. announced plans to open a new fulfilment center in the city of Pflugerville, Texas, which is anticipated to launch in 2021.
At the new 820,000 square-foot fulfilment center employees will work alongside Amazon robotics to pick, pack and ship small items to customers such as books, electronics and toys. Amazon has also pledged to invest over $700 million to provide upskilling training for 100,000 U.S. employees for in demand jobs. Programs will help Amazonians from all backgrounds access training to move into highly skilled roles across the company’s corporate offices, tech hubs, fulfilment centres, retail stores, and transportation network, or pursue career paths outside of Amazon.
“We are establishing a strong partnership with Amazon and welcome the first operation of its kind to Pflugerville,” said Amy Madison, executive director of Pflugerville Community Development Corporation. “This economic development project brings a significant capital investment, new technology and needed employment to our diverse and skilled workforce which is a comprehensive win for all.”
Since 2010, Amazon has invested more than $10.5 billion into its local fulfilment center infrastructure and through compensation to thousands of employees in the state. The site will create 1,000 new full-time jobs with industry leading pay and comprehensive benefits starting on day one.