Amazon Continues Texas Investment With New Facilities
SEATTLE, WA - What is it they say—that everything is bigger in Texas? In true Amazon fashion, the company continues to look toward bigger and better, as the retail giant announced another plan to open two new fulfillment centers and a delivery station in San Antonio, Texas.
“We’re thrilled to be able to continue our growth throughout the San Antonio area,” said Vice President of Global Customer Fulfillment, Alicia Boler Davis. “Amazon is a great place to work with highly competitive pay, benefits from day one, and training programs for in-demand careers. We’re grateful for the support we’ve received from local and state leaders and look forward to creating over 1,500 new, full-time jobs for the San Antonio community.”
The new one million square-foot fulfillment center is expected to launch in 2021, a press release revealed, with the 750,000-square-foot robotics fulfillment center launching in 2022.
The company is also planning a new delivery station, located at 8210 Aviation Landing, San Antonio, Texas, to be completed in 2021. Inside the 350,000-square-foot building, Amazon associates will play a key role in the retailer’s process, sorting packages and loading them onto vehicles for delivery. The launch of the delivery station will lead to hundreds of new job opportunities in the San Antonio Area.
In the past 10 years, Amazon has invested over $16.9 billion and created more than 43,000 jobs in the state. In continuation of its commitment to growth and supporting its employees, the retailer recently pledged to invest upwards of $700 million into training for U.S. employees for in-demand jobs, helping the team members at Amazon excel into highly skilled roles within the company.
Although it is still unknown how this expansion could tie into the retailer's commitment to fresh produce and its success in the grocery sector, AndNowUKnow will continue to report.
One thing is for sure, Amazon has once again created new growth opportunities not only for itself, but for others as well.