SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep. 18, 2017--
Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) today announced plans to open its third
Oregon fulfillment center in Portland, which will create more than 1,000
full-time positions. The company recently announced an upcoming
fulfillment center in Troutdale and Salem, in addition to the existing
sortation center in Hillsboro and Prime Now hub in Portland. With the
three upcoming fulfillment centers, Amazon will employ more than 3,500
full-time fulfillment associates across the state when all locations
open starting in 2018.
“We announced our second fulfillment center in late August and today
it’s exciting to announce our third fulfillment center in Oregon,” said
Sanjay Shah, Amazon’s Vice President of North America Customer
Fulfillment. “Our quick growth in the Beaver state is our drive to
continue growing and innovating on behalf of customers. Fulfillment
centers in the state will increase speed of delivery, expand inventory
selection, and provide great Prime membership benefits. We are excited
to better serve customers, and create 3,500 full-time jobs in Oregon.”
Associates at the one million square foot facility will pick, pack and
ship larger customer items, such as sports equipment, gardening tools,
and pet food.
“Amazon has embraced the value of our region as a great business
environment, and we welcome the 1,000 quality jobs and benefits this new
facility brings to Portland,” said Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler.
“Portland’s innovation and talented workforce are a perfect match for
Amazon’s cutting-edge approach to customer service and support.”
“Amazon’s continued growth in our region is a good signal for Oregon’s
economic growth,” said Keith Leavitt, chief commercial officer at the
Port of Portland. “We’re excited to work with Amazon to create more job
opportunities in Portland and build on this momentum.”
"Three Amazon fulfillment centers announced in three months adds to the
company's already robust presence in Oregon, which includes Amazon Web
Services, Prime Now, and sortation centers," said Business Oregon
director Chris Harder. "Amazon could invest anywhere in the world, and
they are showing over and over again that they believe Oregon is the
place to build, innovate, and grow."
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 10,000 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 www.amazondelivers.jobs.
The project is being developed by Trammell Crow Company and Clarion
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