Amazon.com plans to open in Spokane its first fulfillment center in Eastern Washington, creating more than 1,500 full-time jobs.
The company currently employs more than 50,000 people across the state at its headquarters in Seattle and facilities supporting customer fulfillment in DuPont, Kent and Sumner. The company said it has invested more than $37 billion in Washington State, including infrastructure and compensation to its teams from 2011-2017.
Amazon employees at the more than 600,000-square-foot fulfillment center will work alongside Amazon robotics to pick, pack and ship items to customers such as games, housewares, school supplies and pet toys.
“We’re excited to open a new, state-of-the-art fulfillment center in Spokane and to continue innovating in our home state,” said Mark Stewart, Amazon’s vp/North America customer fulfillment. “Washington is known for providing great opportunities for jobs and customer experience, and we are grateful to the dedicated local and state officials and teams who came together to support Amazon in bringing a new fulfillment center to Eastern Washington.”