Amazon to open new fulfilment centre in Little Rock

Amazon is opening its first fulfilment centre in Little Rock, Arkansas. Opening in 2021 it will create over 1,000 jobs.

The City of Little Rock Board of Directors gave final approval for the sale of 80 acres of the Port of Little Rock in April.

“We’re delighted to be building out our network of operations in Little Rock, Arkansas,” said Alicia Boler Davis, Amazon’s vice president of global customer fulfilment. “We greatly appreciate the strong support from local and state leaders as we look to open our first fulfilment centre and second delivery station in the state of Arkansas. We look forward to creating over a thousand jobs for the Little Rock community, with industry leading pay and comprehensive benefits starting on day one.”

“It’s not surprising that Amazon has selected the Port of Little Rock as the newest location for its next project,” Governor Hutchinson said. “Arkansas has a trained workforce and is centrally located with easy access to miles of interstate, rail, and navigable waterways. I am delighted by Amazon’s decision and confident that the Port of Little Rock will be a great fit for the company.”