As the old adage goes: Everything is bigger in Texas. Amazon is taking that statement to heart as it is continuing to expand in this strategic market. Recently, the company announced its latest plan to open two new fulfillment centers and a delivery station in San Antonio, Texas.
“We’re thrilled to be able to continue our growth throughout the San Antonio area,” said Vice President of Global Customer Fulfillment, Alicia Boler Davis. “Amazon is a great place to work with highly competitive pay, benefits from day one, and training programs for in-demand careers. We’re grateful for the support we’ve received from local and state leaders and look forward to creating over 1,500 new, full-time jobs for the San Antonio community.”
The new fulfillment center clocks in at 1 million-square-feet and is expected to launch in 2021, a press release revealed, with the 750,000-square-foot robotics fulfillment center launching in 2022.
Amazon is also planning a new delivery station, located at 8210 Aviation Landing, San Antonio, Texas, to be completed in the next year. Inside the 350,000-square-foot building, Amazon associates will play a key role in the retailer’s process, sorting packages and loading them onto vehicles for delivery. With the launch of the delivery station, hundreds of new job opportunities will open in the San Antonio Area.
In the past 10 years, Amazon has invested over $16.9 billion and created more than 43,000 jobs in the state. In continuation of its commitment to growth and supporting its employees, the retailer recently pledged to invest upwards of $700 million into training for U.S. employees for in-demand jobs, helping the team members at Amazon excel into highly skilled roles within the company.
Although it is still unknown how this expansion could tie into the retailer’s commitment to the grocery sector, Deli Market News will keep our eyes on the newswire.
One thing is for sure, Amazon’s recent attention to this strategic market could mean big opportunities for all involved.