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Amazon to bring 1,500 jobs to Missouri for state's first fulfillment center

Amazon.com, Inc. announced Wednesday plans to have the first Missouri fulfillment center in St. Peters, creating more than 1,500 full-time jobs. (MGN Online)

While Missourimay have lost its bid to host Amazon's HQ2, the Show-Me State is not coming away empty-handed.

Amazon.com, Inc. announced Wednesday plans to have the first Missouri fulfillment center in St. Peters, creating more than 1,500 full-time jobs.

The corporate giant operates a sortation center in Hazelwood, where it employs hundreds of associates, a release stated.

“We’re excited to continue growing our team with our first, state-of-the-art fulfillment center in Missouri,” said Sanjay Shah, Amazon’s vice president of North America Customer Fulfillment. “Our ability to expand in Missouri is the result of two things: incredible customers and an outstanding workforce. Amazon is committed to providing great opportunities for employment and creating a positive economic impact for the region.”

Amazon employees at the more than 800,000 square foot fulfillment center will pick, pack and ship small items to customers such as books, electronics and toys, the release stated. The facility will feature innovative technology such as Amazon Robotics that will assist employees in fulfilling customer orders.

“Amazon’s choice to locate in Missouri speaks to our strength as North America’s logistics center,” Rob Dixon, Director of Missouri’s Department of Economic Development said. “Our central location, international airports and extensive highway, rail and river networks position Missouri as an ideal location for this new facility.”

Full-time employees at Amazon receive competitive hourly wages and a comprehensive benefits package including health insurance, disability insurance, 401(k) and company stock awards starting on day one. The company also offers up to 20 weeks of maternal and parental paid leave and innovative benefits such as Leave Share and Ramp Back, which give new parents flexibility with their growing families, according to the release.



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