Amazon Announces New Fulfilment Centers, Promises 1,500 Full-Time Jobs

Amazon has announced its plans to open a new delivery station and two fulfillment centers. All three facilities will come-up in San Antonio and are expected to offer more than 1,500 full-time jobs. One of the facilities will be built in the area of one-million-square-foot and expected to open in 2021. According to a release issued by the company, larger-sized or bulky items like outdoor equipment, patio furniture, and rugs will be handled at this facility. A robotics fulfillment center that will be built in a 750,000-square-foot area will probably open in 2022. Smaller items like toys, books, and electronics will be picked, packed, and shipped from this center. It is being built at 6806 Cal Turner Dr.

The third facility of the company will be a delivery station near Brooks City Base. At this station, packages from other centers will be loaded into vehicles which will be then delivered to customers. This is expected to become operational in 2021. The company said hundreds of people will get full time and part-time jobs at this station. “From providing training programs for in-demand careers to offer a highly completive salary package, there are several things that make Amazon a great place to work. Amazon is grateful that it got support from leaders at all levels. We are looking forward to creating over 1,500 new full-time jobs,” Alicia Boler Davis said in a press release.

The minimum wage offered by the e-retail giant is USD 15 per hour. Full-time employees of Amazon get employees health insurance and other facilities from day one. The release of the company said that it has invested more than USD 16.9 billion across the state and has created over 43,000 jobs in Texas. The spending includes compensation to its employees along with spending on infrastructure. Last month, the company was working to build a delivery center on West Avenue. When asked about it, an Amazon spokesperson said that they are constantly exploring new locations. “We weigh a lot of factors before deciding on future sites. We try to work in a way that is best suited for our customers,” Daniel Martin said. He added the Amazon policy does not allow commenting on future projects.