Amazon expansion to enhance last mile fulfillment in greater Phoenix 

Amazon expansion to enhance last mile fulfillment in greater Phoenix 
Amazon.com, Inc. has announced 11 new sites across the Phoenix metro area expected to be open by the end of 2020 to support customer fulfillment and delivery operations.

The new sites are expected to create more than 3,000 new full- and part-time jobs with a minimum $15 per hour wage and comprehensive benefits starting on day one.

The news follows Amazon’s recent announcement of the company’s Phoenix Tech Hub expansion at 100 Mill, which will bring more than 500 new jobs to the community.

“This is big news, not only for the Phoenix area, but for the entire state of Arizona,” said Governor Doug Ducey. “Amazon employs thousands of people in our state, and the company’s decision to expand their operations here will create thousands more job opportunities for our citizens. We are grateful for Amazon’s continued investment in Arizona.”

The new sites include seven delivery stations and two additional facilities that support fulfillment operations in Avondale, Chandler, Goodyear, Mesa, Phoenix and Tempe. Delivery stations power the last mile of Amazon’s order fulfillment process. These sites will create hundreds of permanent, full-time and part-time jobs, in addition to offering entrepreneurs the opportunity to build their own small business delivering Amazon packages, and independent contractors the flexibility to be their own boss and create their own schedule delivering for Amazon Flex.

“Efficient delivery services are more critical now than ever, and this significant Amazon expansion will not only greatly enhance last mile fulfillment in greater Phoenix but will also create thousands of jobs for our residents,” said Sandra Watson, Arizona Commerce Authority President & CEO. “We thank the team at Amazon for continuing to create new opportunities for employment in Arizona while providing exemplary customer service to our residents.”

Amazon’s first cross-dock facility in the state is also slated to open by year’s end in Phoenix with 1,000 full-time positions. The 600,000 square-foot building will support customer fulfillment by receiving large orders of inventory and redistributing products to fulfillment centers across the company’s operations network.

Construction is also underway on an 855,000 square-foot fulfillment center in Goodyear, where employees will work alongside Amazon robotics to pick, pack and ship small items to customers such as books, electronics and toys. The site, expected to launch by the end of the year, will create more than 1,000 new full-time jobs.

In 2021, Amazon will launch additional sites to support customer fulfillment and operations, including a cross-dock facility in Goodyear and a delivery station in Surprise, creating more than 1,000 full-time jobs in the West Valley.

“We’re proud to be growing in the Phoenix metro area, where we opened our first fulfillment center in the state more than 13 years ago with just 300 full-time employees. We now have more than 17,500 full- and part-time Amazon employees who call Arizona home,” said Matthew High, Regional Director, Amazon Fulfillment. “We greatly appreciate the strong, long-standing support we’ve received from local and state leaders as we continue to grow. We’re excited to create 3,000 new full- and part-time jobs across the Valley, with industry leading pay and comprehensive benefits starting on day one.”

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