Amazon To Open Third Nevada Fulfillment Center

Amazon.com plans to open its third Nevada fulfillment center in North Las Vegas.

The company currently employs more than 1,500 full-time hourly associates at its two existing Nevada fulfillment centers in Reno and North Las Vegas, and plans to create more than 1,000 new positions at its second North Las Vegas facility.

“Our ability to expand Nevada operations is the result of two things: incredible customers and an outstanding workforce in the state,” said Akash Chauhan, Amazon’s vp/North American operations. “We are excited to expand in Nevada by growing our team, creating good jobs and partnering with members of the southern Nevada community.”

Amazon employees at the 800,000-square-foot North Las Vegas fulfillment center will pick, pack and ship larger customer items, such as big-screen televisions, kayaks and patio furniture, for example.