Amazon currently hiring for more than 1,500 positions at its
Dallas-Fort Worth facilities
SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun. 9, 2015--
Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) today announced plans to open a
fourth Texas fulfillment center in Dallas. Since launching its first
fulfillment center in Texas, Amazon has created over 3,500 full-time
jobs, invested more than $400 million in the state, and continues to
grow its operations to meet customer demand. Amazon’s other Texas
fulfillment centers are located in Coppell, Haslet, and Schertz.
“We are proud to continue creating hundreds of new full-time jobs in
Texas that offer wages 30 percent higher than traditional retail stores
and include comprehensive benefits on day one, bonuses and stock
awards,” said Mike Roth, Amazon’s vice president of North America
operations. “Our growth in Texas has been a team effort between the
amazing workforce in the state and the incredible support we have
received from local communities.”
“It is great news that Amazon has decided to open another facility in
the DFW region that will create hundreds of good full-time jobs,” said
Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price. “The announcement of this
new facility demonstrates to me that Amazon plans to be a long-term
partner, for the community and we are proud that they continue to invest
in our economy.”
Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings said, "We are thrilled that Amazon chose
Dallas as the location for its new fulfillment center. The company has
been innovative in not only the level of technology it uses to get
packages to our doorsteps, but also in its ability to create quality
jobs for a diverse community throughout North Texas.”
Amazon employees at the 500,000 square-foot Dallas fulfillment center
will process smaller items, such as books, electronics and consumer
In addition to competitive wages, Amazon offers hourly employees
innovative programs like Career Choice, where the company will pre-pay
up to 95 percent of tuition for courses related to in-demand fields,
regardless of whether the skills are relevant to a career at Amazon.
Since the program’s launch, employees are pursuing degrees in game
design and visual communications, nursing, IT programming and radiology,
to name a few.
To learn more about working at an Amazon fulfillment center, visit www.workatamazonfulfillment.com.
The project is being developed in a joint venture between Clarion
Partners and Trammell Crow Company.
Amazon.com opened on the World Wide Web in July 1995. The company is
guided by four principles: customer obsession rather than competitor
focus, passion for invention, commitment to operational excellence, and
long-term thinking. Customer reviews, 1-Click shopping, personalized
recommendations, Prime, Fulfillment by Amazon, AWS, Kindle Direct
Publishing, Kindle, Fire phone, Fire tablets, and Fire TV are some of
the products and services pioneered by Amazon.
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