Amazon Accelerates Fulfillment Network Expansion

Amazon.com is accelerating the expansion of its fulfillment center network across the country.

The e-commerce retailer plans to open its first fulfillment center in Fresno, CA. This will be Amazon’s fifth fulfillment center in California’s Central Valley, with three operating fulfillment centers located in Tracy and Patterson, and a fourth facility under construction in Sacramento. Other Amazon California customer fulfillment facilities are located in San Bernardino, Redlands, Moreno Valley, Rialto, Eastvale and Newark.

Amazon is also planning a new 855,000-square-foot fulfillment center in North Haven, Connecticut. The new site will create more than 1,500 new, full-time jobs. The company currently has facilities in Wallingford and Windsor.

The company will also open its second Colorado fulfillment center in Thornton, which will be the first Amazon robotics facility in the state. Amazon said it will create more than 1,500 new full-time associate roles at this facility. Employees will work alongside innovative technologies at the 855,000-plus square-foot fulfillment center picking, packing, and shipping smaller customer items, such as books, electronics and toys.

A new fulfillment center is also slated for Miami. The more than 800,000-square-foot fulfillment center will create over 1,000 full-time jobs, the company said. Two new fulfillment centers were recently announced in Jacksonville and with this new facility, the company’s presence will increase to 10 locations in the state, including fulfillment and sortation centers and Prime Now hubs.

Amazon.com will also open its first Oregon fulfillment center in Troutdale, which will create more than 1,500 full-time positions. The company currently operates a sortation center in Hillsboro and Prime Now hub in Portland.

In addition, the company also plans to expand its operations in Georgia, with a new fulfillment center slated for Jefferson. When opened, Amazon said the center will create 1,000 new full-time jobs. Employees at the more than 850,000 square-foot fulfillment center will pick, pack and ship large items for customers like household furniture, sporting equipment and gardening tools.