Amazon.com fulfillment center bringing 1,500 jobs to Dallas
The largest internet retailer in the United States, Amazon.com, is bringing some of its global footprint to Dallas.
Amazon.com has signed a deal to lease a 500,000 square-foot building on Lyndon B. Johnson Freeway to house a fulfillment center. These centers provide warehousing, distribution and order-fulfillment for the company and third-party sellers. The new center is projected to bring up to 1,500 jobs to the Dallas area.
“We are thrilled that Amazon chose Dallas as the location for its new fulfillment center,” said Mayor Mike Rawlings. “The company has been innovative in not only the level of technology it uses to get packages to our doorsteps, but also in its ability to create quality jobs for a diverse community throughout North Texas.”
Amazon has created 3,500 jobs in Texas that average $13 per hour and include comprehensive benefits on day one. In 2014, Amazon.com realized more than $88 billion in net sales revenue globally.