Amazon to open new fulfilment centre in Texas

Amazon is to open a new fulfilment centre in El Paso, Texas early next year, creating 700 jobs for the city.

“We’re excited to be growing our operations in West Texas and look forward to building out our network in El Paso,” said Alicia Boler Davis, Amazon’s vice president of global customer fulfilment. “We’re grateful for the strong support we’ve received from local and state leaders and we look forward to creating over 700 full-time jobs for the El Paso community, with industry leading pay and comprehensive benefits starting on day one.”

“Three years ago we held a press conference about our plans to try and get Amazon to El Paso. Today my administration delivered,” said El Paso Mayor Dee Margo. “I’m so proud of the teamwork and collaboration between Amazon, the City, the County, and Borderplex Alliance. We’re making tremendous strides together, and our city has a bright future.”

The new, 625,000 square foot fulfilment centre will use robots and human staff to ship small items such as books, electronics and toys.

“Amazon is a transcendent company, and this is one of the most significant economic development projects for our region in decades,” said Jon Barela, CEO of Borderplex Alliance. “For years we’ve worked diligently with our partners at Amazon to demonstrate our region’s value and capabilities. We’re grateful for Amazon’s presence in our community during these difficult economic times and I remain optimistic that our region will help lead our nation’s economic recovery.”

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