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Amazon opening up first Alabama fulfillment centre
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Jun '18
Courtesy: Amazon
Courtesy: Amazon
Amazon.com is opening up the first Alabama fulfillment centre in Bessemer, which will create 1,500 full-time jobs with benefits starting on day one. The company currently operates a sortation centre in Mobile, Alabama. Employees at the fulfillment centre will pick, pack and ship small items to customers such as books, household items and toys.

“We are thrilled to bring our first fulfillment centre to the state of Alabama, creating 1,500 full-time jobs,” said Mark Stewart, Amazon’s vice president of North America Customer Fulfillment. “Alabama has a talented workforce and we look forward to making a positive economic impact in a state where we are committed to providing great job opportunities and an exceptional customer experience.”

Amazon employees at the more than 855,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art fulfillment centre will work alongside innovative technology created by Amazon Robotics. Amazon’s advanced technologies and robotics help employees complete jobs in a more efficient manner.

”Amazon is one of the world’s most dynamic companies, and we couldn’t be more proud to see the company select Alabama for one of its high-tech fulfillment centres,” said Alabama governor Kay Ivey. “This facility represents good jobs for our citizens and the beginning of a long partnership that I believe will see Amazon expand and grow in Alabama in the future.”

“I would like to officially welcome Amazon to the Marvel City of Bessemer,” said Mayor Kenneth E Gulley, City of Bessemer. “Words cannot truly express the excitement this announcement has brought to our city. By choosing to locate its Amazon fulfillment centre here, Amazon is making the largest single private investment in the city of Bessemer’s 131-year history. Amazon is bringing jobs and opportunity to our residents and students. I am particularly proud of the educational incentives Amazon will offer our young people: get your high school diploma, work one year and receive $3,000 the next four years toward furthering your education. I anticipate this investment by Amazon will spur other development opportunities in Bessemer.”

“Amazon’s decision to build a new fulfillment centre in Bessemer, AL, is evidence of our state’s excellent workforce,” said US senator Richard Shelby. “This project gives us the opportunity to partner with one of the most successful, widely recognised companies in the world to promote economic growth and development throughout Alabama. I am proud to be a part of this great announcement and am thrilled to welcome Amazon to the greater Birmingham area.” (SV)

Fibre2Fashion News Desk – India


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