This will be Amazon’s first facility in the Beehive State
SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul. 5, 2017--
Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) announced today that it will
create 1,500 full-time hourly associate roles at its first Utah
fulfillment center in Salt Lake City.
“We are excited to continue growing our team with the first fulfillment
center in Utah,” said Akash Chauhan, Amazon’s Vice President of North
American operations. “In Utah, there are already more than 30,000
authors, sellers, and developers growing their businesses and reaching
new customers on Amazon products and services. This new facility will
enable us to better serve customers and improve Prime membership
Amazon employees at the 855,000-plus square-foot fulfillment center will
pick, pack, and ship smaller customer items, such as books, electronics
“We applaud Amazon’s decision to invest in Utah,” said Gov. Gary R.
Herbert. “The state of Utah’s talented workforce and business-friendly
environment allows innovative companies like Amazon to thrive. Their
investment in Salt Lake City’s Northwest Quadrant will be a significant
economic driver to attract new high-paying jobs and diversify our
“We extend a warm welcome to Amazon and its new fulfillment center,”
said Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski. “We consider this a perfect
pairing, as Amazon and Salt Lake City are both known for our customer
service and ease of doing business. We are very excited for the 1,500
new full-time jobs Amazon will create in our community, and look forward
to a long future of working together.”
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, more than 9,000 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.amazondelivers.jobs.
The project is being developed in a partnership between Seefried
Industrial Properties and an affiliate of USAA Real Estate 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
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Source: Amazon.com, Inc.