The new Coppell site will be the sixth fulfillment center in the DFW
SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 18, 2017--
Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) today announced plans to open its
ninth Texas fulfillment center in Coppell. Amazon currently employs more
than 10,000 full-time associates at its seven currently operating
fulfillment centers across the state and plans to create 1,000 more
full-time positions at its third Coppell facility.
Elsewhere in the Lone Star State, Amazon currently operates fulfillment
centers in Coppell (two facilities), Haslet, Dallas, Fort Worth, Schertz
and San Marcos with a facility currently under construction in Houston.
Amazon also has sortation centers in Irving, San Antonio and Houston.
“This building will be a new addition to the Amazon Robotics fulfillment
network, which already has a robust presence in the metroplex,” said
Akash Chauhan, Amazon’s vice president of North American Operations.
“Because of our ability to have more inventory on-hand and increased
speed of fulfillment, we are able to better meet customer demand and
create thousands of associate roles, which receive competitive wages and
benefits. We are proud of our ability to create jobs, spur innovation
and provide excellent Prime service to members.”
Amazon employees at the one million-square-foot Coppell fulfillment
center will pick, pack and ship smaller customer items, such as books,
electronics and toys. Amazon’s first Coppell fulfillment center began
fulfilling customer orders in 2013 and its second facility launched
during the 2016 holiday shopping season.
“Amazon’s continuing growth and job creation in Dallas County is a
testament to the dedicated workforce and healthy business environment
here in the region,” said Dallas County Commissioner Mike Cantrell.
“When I toured the first Coppell fulfillment center two years ago,” said
Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins, “I was impressed by just how quickly
the company was growing and the number of jobs it could create. Here we
are in 2017, and Amazon employs thousands of full-time employees in
Dallas County alone.”
“We are so excited to see the Amazon team grow by the thousands here in
Coppell,” said Coppell Mayor Karen Hunt. “To have a company that
provides good compensation and furthering education tuition to its
employees flourish in our city is a point of pride at Coppell City Hall.”
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. Amazon also offers regular full-time
employees maternity and parental leave benefits and access to innovative
programs like Career Choice, where it 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 9,000 employees have pursued degrees in game design and
visual communications, nursing, IT programming, and radiology, to name a
To learn more about working at an Amazon fulfillment center, visit www.amazondelivers.jobs.
The project is being developed jointly by Hillwood Investment Properties
and Perot Development Company.
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
are some of the products and services pioneered by Amazon. For more
information, visit www.amazon.com/about.
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