Associates at the new Aurora facility will pick, pack, and ship
large-sized customer orders
SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 23, 2017--
Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) today announced plans to open its
first fulfillment center in Colorado. The one-million square foot
facility in Aurora is expected to create more than 1,000 new full-time
jobs, which is in addition to the hundreds of associates currently
employed at the Amazon sortation center located in the same city.
“We are excited to create 1,000 new full-time jobs in Colorado that pay
30 percent higher than traditional retail jobs and receive comprehensive
benefits starting on day one,” said Akash Chauhan, Amazon’s vice
president of North America Operations. “One of the benefits we are most
proud of is Career Choice, in which Amazon pre-pays 95% tuition for
courses related to in-demand fields, regardless of whether the skills
are relevant to a career at Amazon. More than 9,000 employees have
pursued degrees through this program and we couldn’t be prouder of their
“It’s always great news when a company as innovative as Amazon makes an
investment in Colorado,” said Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper. “The
company’s announcement of a second facility and many more jobs for our
state is something to celebrate. We are thrilled Amazon has discovered
our talented workforce here in Colorado and we look forward to our
Amazon employees at the Aurora fulfillment center will pick, pack and
ship larger customer items, such as sports equipment, musical
instruments and furniture.
“We knew Amazon coming to Aurora meant the creation of great jobs for
this community and the arrival of a strong corporate neighbor,” said
Aurora Mayor Steve Hogan. “Our community has already benefited from
their presence here and the announcement of a second facility is very
exciting because it means continued economic growth in Aurora and the
surrounding communities. The hundreds of new jobs this facility will
create will have a significant positive impact on our city and the wider
“Today’s announcement from Amazon is another vote of confidence for our
economic development efforts in Colorado,” said Aurora Economic
Development Council President and CEO, Wendy Mitchell. “The City of
Aurora’s expedited permitting process was key to this project. I’m
thrilled Amazon has chosen to expand its operations here and I am
grateful to have Amazon as a corporate partner who is committed to
providing our talented workforce with quality jobs.”
Full-time employees at Amazon receive competitive hourly wages and a
comprehensive benefits package, including healthcare, 401(k) and company
stock awards, starting on day one. Hourly employees at Amazon
fulfillment centers receive generous maternity and parental leave
benefits, which include up to 20 weeks of paid leave, a flexible Ramp
Back Program and the Leave Share Program which allows employees to share
their paid leave with their spouse or partner.
To learn more about working at an Amazon fulfillment center, visit www.amazondelivers.jobs.
The project was developed by Prologis.
Amazon 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,
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Direct Publishing, Kindle, Fire tablets, Fire TV, Amazon Echo, and Alexa
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