- 11 October 2019
- Transport / Logistics Services
The central US state of Idaho is to have its first Amazon fulfilment centre operational early next year. There will be around 1,000 new jobs, with staff working alongside Amazon’s robots.
“We’re excited to open our first customer fulfilment centre in Idaho and to bring more than 1,000 full-time jobs to the city,” said Alicia Boler Davis, Amazon’s Vice President of Global Customer Fulfilment. “Amazon is committed to creating a positive economic impact in Nampa and enhancing the customer experience throughout the region.”
“Amazon’s investment in Nampa will add job opportunities for our citizens and create a ripple effect of economic activity throughout the region,” Idaho Governor Brad Little said. “The investment demonstrates that Idaho’s workforce and economy continue to attract the ideas and businesses that thrive in a knowledge-based economy. We are proud that Amazon chose Idaho to expand and do business.”
Books, electronics and toys among other consumer goods will be picked and packed for Amazon customers at the 650,000 square foot fulfilment centre.
Nampa Mayor Debbie Kling said, “I would like to thank Amazon for choosing Nampa to locate their newest fulfillment center. Their investment in local transportation improvements and a competitive employment package represents a significant opportunity for our community. The City of Nampa will do everything we can to support the expedited construction timeline and we look forward to being part of the Amazon family.”