Amazon Opens First Fulfillment Center in Nebraska
SEATTLE, WA - Amazon is upping the stakes in e-commerce fulfillment as the company continues to roll out new facilities. Most recently, Amazon opened two new fulfillment centers in Kansas. This week the retailer is further advancing its growth strategy, this time entering a new market with plans to open its first fulfillment center in Papillion, Nebraska.
“We are thrilled to be opening our first fulfillment center in the great state of Nebraska and bringing 1,000 full-time jobs with industry-leading pay and benefits to greater Omaha,” said Alicia Boler Davis, Vice President of Global Customer Fulfillment. “Amazon leverages its scale for good and makes investments to support communities. We appreciate the strong support from local and state leaders throughout the process, and we look forward to supporting the Nebraska community with great delivery options.”
The site, which is anticipated to launch in 2021, will create 1,000 full-time jobs with industry leading pay and comprehensive benefits starting on day one. Employees will work alongside Amazon robotics to pick, pack, and ship small items to customers, according to a press release.
From 2010-2019, Amazon has invested more than $96 million in Nebraska, including infrastructure and compensation for employees in the state. The company currently operates one delivery station and two Whole Foods Market locations in Nebraska. 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 Nebraska.
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