Amazon fulfillment center to bring 1,000 jobs to KC area

Amazon.com announced Thursday that its new 822,104-square-foot fulfillment center in Logistics Park Kansas City will create about 1,000 full-time jobs and help the online giant’s speed-of-delivery goals.

The company, whose new state-of-the-art facility is the largest industrial space in the area, didn’t release any financial details or set a specific opening date, but said positions will include hourly, managerial and customer-support roles. Hiring will not begin until the company is closer to opening.

Amazon has worked in recent months to boost delivery speed and reduce logistics costs by adding a fleet of cargo trucks and opening small distribution centers to handle “last-mile” deliveries to people’s homes. This most recent announcement reflects another tactic – to locate its large fulfillment centers near big cities with large populations. Amazon said the new facility will benefit from “state-of-the-art technology” to help order fulfillment.

Read more: Kansas City Star, Kansas City Business Journal


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