Amazon currently employs more than 3,000 people in Nevada; new
facility will employ more than 1,000 associates
Between 2011 and 2016, Amazon investment added an additional $50
million to state economy
SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr. 4, 2018--
Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) today announced plans to open in North
Las Vegas its fourth Nevada facility supporting customer fulfillment,
creating more than 1,000 full-time jobs with benefits starting on day
one. Amazon currently employs more than 3,000 full-time associates at
its three existing Nevada facilities in North Las Vegas and Reno.
“We’re excited to open a new, state-of-the-art fulfillment center in
North Las Vegas and to continue innovating in a state committed to
providing great opportunities for jobs and customer experience. Nevada
has a talented workforce, and we are very excited to grow employment
beyond the more than 3,000 associates already serving customers in the
state,” said Sanjay Shah, Amazon’s Vice President of North America
Amazon has invested millions of dollars into its local fulfillment
center infrastructure and through compensation to thousands of employees
in the state. Amazon's investments in Nevada contributed an additional
$50 million into Nevada’s economy from 2011 through 2016, and using
methodology developed by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, Amazon
estimates its investments in the state have created an additional 1,300
indirect jobs on top of the company's direct hires.
“This is good news for our state and for North Las Vegas,” Nevada
Governor Brian Sandoval said. “With the creation of a new 800,000
square-foot fulfillment center, Amazon will help create an additional
1,000 jobs in Nevada. Amazon has been a partner with Nevada in helping
to grow our economy, and I am pleased that they will continue to be a
partner with us into the future.”
Amazon employees at the more than 800,000-square-foot fulfillment center
will pick, pack and ship small items to customers such as books,
household items and toys.
“The rapidly expanding presence of Amazon in North Las Vegas speaks to
the relationship the City has cultivated with the company and the ease
and speed of doing business in North Las Vegas, efforts that are paying
off in dividends by creating thousands of jobs for our hardworking
residents and growing our City’s tax base,” North Las Vegas Mayor John
Lee said. “This first-of-its-kind facility for Nevada highlights the
innovation and technology that North Las Vegas has come to be known for,
and we wish Amazon ongoing success as our organizations continue to grow
Full-time employees at Amazon receive competitive hourly wages and a
comprehensive benefits package including health insurance, disability
insurance, 401(k) and company stock awards starting on day one. The
company also offers up to 20 weeks of maternal and parental paid leave
and innovative benefits such as Leave Share and Ramp Back, which give
new parents flexibility with their growing families.
“The dedication and commitment from Clark County and the City of North
Las Vegas were instrumental in making this effort possible,” said Keith
Earnest, executive vice president at VanTrust.
Amazon also offers full-time 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, over
12,000 employees have pursued 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 amazondelivers.jobs.
The project is being developed by VanTrust Real Estate, LLC.
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,
personalized recommendations, Prime, Fulfillment by Amazon, AWS, Kindle
Direct Publishing, Kindle, Fire tablets, Fire TV, Amazon Echo, and Alexa
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