Amazon Announces New Fulfillment Center In West Jordan
WEST JORDAN, Utah – Amazon has announced plans to open a second fulfillment center in Utah. The company estimated the new facility will create an estimated 800 new jobs.
The new facility will be built in West Jordan.
Just a year ago, the online retail giant opened a shipping center near the Salt Lake International Airport.
Amazon already has 2,000 full time employees in Utah.
The company’s vice president of global customer fulfillment, Alicia Boler Davis, credited the Beehive State’s commitment to innovation and creating new job opportunities.
“Utah has a talented workforce, and we are very excited to grow employment beyond the more than 2,000 associates already serving customers in the state,” she said.
Starting pay at the fulfillment center was expected to start at $15 an hour – a rate the company set as a minimum last year.
The new shipping center will be even larger than the first at more than 1 million square feet, and will specialize in large items, such as sports equipment, and larger household goods.
“West Jordan is thrilled to welcome a new Amazon fulfillment center,” West Jordan Mayor Jim Riding said in a statement. “Amazon’s decision to invest here reflects confidence in the city’s business environment and excellent workforce.”
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