Amazon has announced that it will open its third fulfillment center in Coppell, a move that could bring another 1,000 jobs to the city, according to a report by the Carrollton Leader.
The new facility would be the ninth Amazon facility in Texas, once completed. In North Texas, Amazon also has fulfillment centers in Haslet, Fort Worth, and Dallas.
“This building will be a new addition to the Amazon Robotics fulfillment network, which already has a robust presence in the Metroplex,” Akash Chauhan, Amazon’s vice president of North American Operations, said in the Carrollton Leader. “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.”
“This building will be a new addition to the Amazon Robotics fulfillment network, which already has a robust presence in the Metroplex.”
According to the report, the 1-million-square-foot facility will employ workers who will pick, pack, and ship small items such as electronics, toys, and books.
Officials in Coppell said they are glad to have another Amazon facility in the city.
“We are so excited to see the Amazon team grow by the thousands here in Coppell,” Coppell Mayor Karen Hunt told the publication. “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.”
Ponce Duran, vice president of the Coppell Chamber of Commerce, said that, “Amazon has been a great community and business partner for the chamber.”
The first Amazon facility in Coppell opened in 2013 and the second one launched during the 2016 holiday shopping season, the Leader reported.
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