SEATTLE, 2016-Aug-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) today (Aug. 25, 2016) announced plans to open its eighth Texas fulfillment center in Coppell. Amazon currently employs more than 10,000 full-time hourly associates at its five current Texas fulfillment centers and plans to create hundreds more full-time positions at this second Coppell location. Elsewhere in the Lone Star State, Amazon currently fulfills customer orders in Coppell, Haslet, Dallas, Fort Worth, and Schertz, with upcoming facilities in San Marcos and Houston currently under construction.
“Our ability to expand Texas operations within three short years is the result of two things: incredible customers and an outstanding workforce in the state,” said Akash Chauhan, Amazon’s Vice President of North American Operations. “Customers are seeing on a regular basis Amazon’s customer obsession, innovative culture, and operational excellence – all of which are driven by the 10,000-plus Texans who work in Amazon fulfillment centers across the state. And we are excited to continue growing the team.”
Amazon employees at the one-million-square-foot Coppell fulfillment center will pick, pack and ship larger customer items, such as big screen televisions, kayaks, and patio furniture.
Representative Giovanni Capriglione said, “This new Amazon announcement is an expression of confidence in the Texas economy and our strong state and local policies and leadership. I’m gratified that Amazon is providing thousands of returning Texas veterans and hard-working North Texans with good jobs, training and competitive wages and benefits.”
“The city is thrilled that Amazon has decided to build a second fulfillment center in Coppell. Adding hundreds of new, full-time jobs to the more than 1,000 they already provide is a demonstration of their commitment to the city,” said Coppell Mayor Karen Hunt. “Not only has their presence been a significant economic driver for our community, they have been a consistent and reliable community partner. The city and I are looking forward to our continued relationship with Amazon as we continue to grow together.”
“With thousands of employees at its fulfillment centers here in the county, Amazon has become an important part of our community,” said Dallas County Commissioner Mike Cantrell. “Amazon’s commitment to hiring and training our military men and women makes it a role model for other employers. We are very proud that the company has found a home and a reliable workforce here in the Dallas-Fort Worth area and applaud its continued investment and growth in Dallas County.”
Full-time employees at Amazon receive competitive hourly wages and a comprehensive benefits package, including healthcare, 401(k) and company stock awards, starting on day one. Amazon also offers regular full-time employees maternity and parental leave benefits and access to innovative programs like Career Choice, where it will pre-pay up to 95 percent of tuition for courses related to in-demand fields, regardless of whether the skills are relevant to a career at Amazon. Since the program’s launch, employees are pursuing degrees in game design and visual communications, nursing, IT programming, and radiology, to name a few.
To learn more about working at an Amazon fulfillment center, visit www.amazon.com/coppelljobs.
Amazon is guided by four principles: customer obsession rather than competitor focus, passion for invention, commitment to operational excellence, and long-term thinking. Customer reviews, 1-Click shopping, personalized recommendations, Prime, Fulfillment by Amazon, AWS, Kindle Direct Publishing, Kindle, Fire tablets, Fire TV, Amazon Echo, and Alexa are some of the products and services pioneered by Amazon. For more information, visit www.amazon.com/about.
Source: Amazon.com, Inc.