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Amazon to Open Fourth Fulfillment Center in Phoenix, Ariz., Creating Hundreds of New Jobs

PHOENIX, Jul 07, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) --

Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) today announced plans to open an approximately 1.2 million-square-foot fulfillment center in Phoenix, Arizona. Amazon will create hundreds of full-time and seasonal jobs at the facility this year.

The Phoenix facility will be Amazon's fourth fulfillment center in Arizona, bringing its total footprint in the state to more than 4 million square feet. Amazon currently operates three fulfillment centers in the Phoenix metro area and recently announced plans to build an approximately 400,000-square-foot expansion to its facility at 6835 West Buckeye Road. The company employs thousands of people in these facilities.

"We continue to expand Amazon's presence in Arizona, adding hundreds of additional jobs at our new facility," said Dave Clark, vice president, Amazon North American Operations. "We're grateful to Governor Brewer, Speaker of the House Tobin, Mayor Gordon and other state officials who have demonstrated their commitment to Amazon jobs and investment."

Amazon is currently recruiting candidates for jobs at its Phoenix facilities. Full-time hourly openings include roles in Picking, Packing and Receiving/Shipping. Management roles include positions in Operations, Safety, Human Resources and Technical Support.

Amazon offers comprehensive benefits including:

  • Medical and dental coverage
  • Company-paid vision plan
  • Company-paid life insurance
  • Company-paid disability insurance
  • Paid vacation
  • Annual stock grants
  • 401(k) plan with company match

Candidates for hourly positions can apply online at www.amazonapplyonlinephx.com or call 602-926-7109 for more information. Candidates for management positions can apply online at www.amazon.com/careers.

The new facility is expected to be complete this fall. Amazon's fulfillment centers in Arizona are operated by Amazon.com.azdc LLC.

This year, Amazon has announced plans for new fulfillment centers in Washington State, Indiana, South Carolina and Tennessee, in addition to expansion of an existing fulfillment center in Phoenix, Arizona.

About Amazon.com

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, Kindle 3G 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, Kindle 3G with Special Offers 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.

Amazon and its affiliates operate websites, including www.amazon.com, www.amazon.co.uk, www.amazon.de, www.amazon.co.jp, www.amazon.fr, www.amazon.ca, www.amazon.cn, and www.amazon.it. As used herein, "Amazon.com," "we," "our" and similar terms include Amazon.com, Inc., and its subsidiaries, unless the context indicates otherwise.

Forward-Looking Statements

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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