PHOENIX, May 09, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) --
Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) today announced plans to build an
approximately 400,000-square-foot expansion to its fulfillment center in
Phoenix, Arizona. Once complete, the facility will be more than 1
million square feet in size, making it one of the larger Amazon
fulfillment centers in North America. Amazon operates two additional
fulfillment centers in the Phoenix metro area, bringing its total
footprint in the state to more than 3 million square feet.
"Over the past four years, we've invested tens of millions of dollars
and created hundreds of jobs at our three Phoenix facilities," said Dave
Clark, vice-president, Amazon North America Operations. "We look forward
to increasing our presence in Arizona with this expansion project,
bringing additional dollars and jobs to the state."
"We are committed to growth in Arizona because Governor Brewer and other
state officials have demonstrated their commitment to Amazon jobs and
investment," said Paul Misener, vice-president, Amazon Global Public
Amazon has created hundreds of full-time jobs at its Arizona facilities
this year. The company is currently seeking candidates for full-time
management jobs at its fulfillment centers in Phoenix and Goodyear,
Arizona. Available positions include roles in Operations, Human
Resources and Technical Support. Interested candidates can apply for
jobs online at www.amazon.com/careers.
In the past two weeks, Amazon fulfillment centers in six states have
announced hiring plans for full-time jobs with comprehensive benefits,
including health care, 401(k), and stock-based awards for employees.
Amazon also announced plans for new fulfillment centers in Washington
State and Indiana.
Amazon's fulfillment center, located at 6835 West Buckeye Road, opened
in 2007. The expansion is expected to be complete in September 2011.
Amazon's fulfillment centers in Arizona are operated by Amazon.com.azdc
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 Books;
Movies, Music & Games; Digital Downloads; Electronics & Computers; Home
& Garden; Toys, Kids & Baby; Grocery; Apparel, Shoes & Jewelry; Health &
Beauty; Sports & Outdoors; and Tools, Auto & Industrial. Amazon Web
Services provides Amazon's developer customers with access to
in-the-cloud infrastructure services based on Amazon's own back-end
technology platform, which developers can use to enable virtually any
type of business. Kindle, Kindle 3G, Kindle with Special Offers and
Kindle DX are the revolutionary portable readers that wirelessly
download books, magazines, newspapers, blogs and personal documents to a
crisp, high-resolution electronic ink display that looks and reads like
real paper. Kindle 3G and Kindle DX utilize the same 3G wireless
technology as advanced cell phones, so users never need to hunt for a
Wi-Fi hotspot. Kindle is the #1 bestselling product across the millions
of items sold on Amazon.
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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
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,
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 most recent Annual
Report on Form 10-K and subsequent filings.
SOURCE: Amazon.com, Inc.
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