As Amazon held its Prime Day sales promotion, the company also revealed plans to open a new fulfillment center in Kansas City, KS.
The new facility, the second larger-sized fulfillment center Amazon has announced within a span of four months, will create over 1,000 full-time roles, the company said. In addition to the new fulfillment center in Wyandotte County and an upcoming facility in Edgerton, Amazon has existing Kansas facilities in Lenexa.
“We are thrilled to continue investing in Kansas, proud of our ability to create great jobs, and most importantly, excited to better serve our customers throughout the Midwest,” said Akash Chauhan, Amazon’s vp/North American operations. “Together with the addition of the Kansas City and the Edgerton fulfillment centers, there will be 2,000 new Amazon jobs in Kansas and none of this would be have been possible without the support we’ve received from state and community leaders.”
Amazon employees at the 855,000-plus-square-foot Kansas City fulfillment center will pick, pack, and ship smaller customer items, such as books, electronics and toys.