Amazon To Open First Alabama Fulfillment Center

Amazon is planning to open its first Alabama fulfillment center, which will be located in Bessemer.

The new facility will create 1,500 full-time jobs, the company said. Amazon currently operates a sortation center in Mobile, AL.

Amazon employees at the more than 855,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art fulfillment center will work alongside innovative technology created by Amazon Robotics. Amazon said its advanced technologies and robotics help employees complete jobs in a more efficient manner. Employees at the fulfillment center will pick, pack and ship small items to customers such as books, household items and toys.

“We are thrilled to bring our first fulfillment center to the state of Alabama, creating 1,500 full-time jobs,” said Mark Stewart, Amazon’s vp/North America customer fulfillment. “Alabama has a talented workforce and we look forward to making a positive economic impact in a state where we are committed to providing great job opportunities and an exceptional customer experience.”