Amazon plans to open its first fulfillment center in Forney, Texas. The new fulfillment center, which is anticipated to launch in 2021, will create over 500 new full-time jobs.
In the new one million square-foot fulfillment center, Amazon associates will work to pick, pack, and ship bulky or larger-sized customer items such as patio furniture, outdoor equipment, or rugs.
Amazon is also planning a new 200,000 square-foot delivery station in Forney, which is anticipated to launch later in 2020. Delivery stations power the last mile of Amazon’s order fulfillment process. Packages are transported to delivery stations from Amazon fulfillment and sortation centers, and then loaded into vehicles for delivery to customers. The delivery station will create over one hundred full- and part-time jobs.
“We’re excited to be expanding our network of operations in Forney,” said Alicia Boler Davis, Amazon’s vp/global customer fulfillment. “We are grateful for the strong support we’ve received from local and state leaders as we broaden our footprint around the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. We look forward to creating over 500 jobs for the local Forney community, with industry-leading pay and comprehensive benefits starting on day one.”