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Amazon setting up second Oklahoma fulfillment centre
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Jun '18
Amazon setting up second Oklahoma fulfillment centre
Amazon.com is setting up its second Oklahoma fulfillment centre in Tulsa, which will create 1,500 jobs and give opportunities to employees to engage with robotics technology. The company had recently announced a fulfillment centre for South Oklahoma City. Amazon currently operates a sortation centre in Oklahoma City, where it employs hundreds of associates.

“We are excited to bring a second fulfillment centre to Oklahoma and work alongside the state’s incredible workforce,” said Mark Stewart, Amazon’s vice president of North America Customer Fulfillment. “Support from local leaders has been instrumental in our ability to come to Oklahoma, and we are grateful for their collaboration to bring thousands of new jobs with benefits starting on day one.”

Amazon employees at the more than 600,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art Tulsa fulfillment centre will work alongside innovative technology created by Amazon Robotics. Employees at the fulfillment centre will pick, pack and ship small items to customers such as books, household items and toys.

“I am incredibly thankful for Amazon’s decision to build a world-class facility in our city and to employ so many Tulsans. Amazon is changing the world and in Tulsa we look forward to being part of their team,” said Tulsa mayor G T Bynum. “This is the largest new employer announcement in Tulsa history. Our team at the city worked tirelessly with Amazon to ensure Tulsa was selected for this opportunity. We know Amazon could have selected any number of other cities and appreciate Amazon’s recognition of Tulsa as a city where they want to grow.”

“We at the Tulsa Regional Chamber are absolutely thrilled that this Amazon fulfillment centre brings with it 1,500 quality, full-time jobs with benefits and professional development, not to mention the significant capital investment in our region,” said Chamber president and CEO Mike Neal. “The fact that this fulfillment centre will feature the latest in automation aligns perfectly with the goal of attracting more new economy, technology-based jobs to our region. This is another great success story made possible by the Chamber-led Tulsa’s Future regional economic development programme. The Tulsa Regional Chamber has forged strong partnerships with the City of Tulsa, the Cherokee Nation, the Muscogee (Creek) Nation, Tulsa Tech, Oklahoma governor Mary Fallin, the Oklahoma Department of Commerce and the Oklahoma Department of Transportation. Those relationships make projects like this possible, which greatly benefits all of us in the region and the state.”

“Given its location near the Muscogee (Creek) Nation, this Amazon fulfillment centre will undoubtedly have an historic impact on our tribal citizens and northeast Oklahoma at large,” said Muscogee (Creek) nation principal chief James R Floyd. “A project like this is a rare opportunity, and we are honoured to play a role in this partnership of state, local and tribal entities. This significantly enhances the opportunity for economic prosperity of our tribal citizens. We look forward to a long-term relationship with Amazon and see it as a wonderful opportunity. In addition to the Tulsa centre, we have more than 10,000 citizens in the Oklahoma City metro area that we hope to utilise for employment.” (SV)

Fibre2Fashion News Desk – India


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