The new Katy site will be Amazon’s tenth fulfillment center in Texas
SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar. 29, 2017--
Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) today announced plans to open its
tenth Texas fulfillment center in Katy where it will create 1,000 new,
full-time jobs. Since Amazon launched operations in Texas in 2013, the
company has quickly grown its fulfillment workforce in the state to
10,000-plus full-time employees across seven existing facilities in
Coppell, Haslet, Dallas, Fort Worth, Schertz and San Marcos. Previously
announced facilities in Houston and Coppell are currently under
“We are excited to continue growing in Texas by creating an additional
1,000 full-time roles at this new fulfillment center in Katy,” said
Akash Chauhan, Amazon’s vice president of North American Operations. “In
fact, beyond the more than the thousands of employees who currently work
for Amazon in Texas, more than 160,000 authors, sellers and developers
in Texas are growing their businesses and reaching new customers on
Amazon products and services.”
Amazon employees at the one million-square-foot Katy fulfillment center
will pick, pack and ship larger-sized customer items, such as music
equipment, sports gear, and electronics.
“We are honored Amazon chose Katy to be the location for their next
fulfillment center, and we know the City of Katy will benefit from this
relationship through increased job opportunities for our residents and
their support of local Katy businesses,” said Katy Mayor Fabol Hughes.
“We look forward to working with Amazon and the local team for years to
Waller County Judge Trey Duhon said, "I am truly excited that Amazon is
considering Waller County and Katy for their next distribution center.
Their commitment to bring approximately 1,000 full-time jobs, supported
by their unique employee incentive program for career advancement
outside of the company, shows a significant long-term commitment to help
create a diverse and sustainable local economy, which benefits everyone
in the County. Amazon will be a very welcome addition to our corporate
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 Katy fulfillment center project is developed by Duke Realty.
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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