|Amazon Announces Plans to Open New Fulfillment Center in Phoenix|
New Facility to Create Hundreds of New Full-Time Jobs
SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 3, 2007--To support growing customer demand in North America, Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) today announced plans to open a new fulfillment center operated by Amazon.com.azdc, Inc. in Phoenix, Ariz., during the third quarter of 2007. The new facility will be approximately 600,000 square feet, making it one of the larger Amazon fulfillment centers in North America. The new facility will create up to 300 full-time positions this year, with an additional 1,000 - 1,300 temporary jobs during the 2007 holiday season.
The facility, located at 6835 Buckeye Road in Phoenix, will fulfill orders for products from Amazon's media categories, which include Books, DVD, Music and Software.
"As we continue to expand selection for customers across all product categories, we need additional capacity to accommodate current and future demand," said Prashant Bhat, general manager for the Phoenix site. "Our new Phoenix facility will enable us to stock more of the titles our customers want, enabling us to get them their products even faster."
"Amazon understands global competitiveness, and its selection of Arizona brings credence to our efforts to build the State into a prime international location where businesses grow and succeed," said Arizona Governor Janet Napolitano. "Arizona is becoming a hotspot for high-tech and innovative industries, and Amazon's decision to locate here shows that."
"I am so pleased that Amazon.com has chosen a site in southwest Phoenix," said Mayor Phil Gordon. "Not only are they a global leader in their industry, they will bring good jobs to Phoenix - a priority for me and for our community."
"The addition of Amazon to Greater Phoenix is reflective of the region's capabilities in attracting highly recognized, quality companies," said Barry Broome, president and CEO of the Greater Phoenix Economic Council. "The expansions of household names like Amazon.com confirm that Greater Phoenix is a choice location for the nation's top enterprises."
The company is seeking employees with drive, ambition and a passion for giving customers a first-class shopping experience, and is currently recruiting for individuals seeking full-time employment across various parts of the Amazon organization. Management opportunities include roles in Buying, Finance, Human Resources, Operations and Safety. Hourly positions are available in Human Resources, Maintenance, Process, Receiving/Shipping and Training.
Amazon will be conducting an open house for management roles on July 12, 2007 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Radisson City Center, located at 3600 N. Second Avenue in Phoenix. Amazon will also conduct a job fair for all hourly positions at the same location on July 16 and July 17 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on both days.
Management positions can also be applied for online at www.amazon.com/careers.
Amazon.com, Inc., (NASDAQ:AMZN), a Fortune 500 company based in Seattle, opened on the World Wide Web in July 1995 and today offers Earth's Biggest Selection. Amazon.com, Inc. seeks to be Earth's most customer-centric company, where customers can find and discover anything they might want to buy online, and endeavors to offer its customers the lowest possible prices. Amazon.com and other sellers offer millions of unique new, refurbished and used items in categories such as health and personal care, jewelry and watches, gourmet food, sports and outdoors, apparel and accessories, books, music, DVDs, electronics and office, toys and baby, and home and garden.
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As used herein, "Amazon.com," "we," "our" and similar terms include Amazon.com, Inc., and its subsidiaries, unless the context indicates otherwise.
This announcement contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Actual results may differ significantly from management's expectations. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties that include, among others, risks related to competition, management of growth, new products, services and technologies, potential fluctuations in operating results, international expansion, outcomes of legal proceedings and claims, fulfillment center optimization, seasonality, commercial agreements, acquisitions and strategic transactions, foreign exchange rates, system interruption, significant amount of indebtedness, inventory, government regulation and taxation, payments and fraud. More information about factors that potentially could affect Amazon.com's financial results is included in Amazon.com's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2006, and all subsequent filings.
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