SEATTLE – Amazon.com, Inc. plans its first Missouri fulfillment centre to be located in St. Peters, creating more than 1,500 full-time jobs with benefits and opportunities to engage with Amazon Robotics in a highly technological workplace.
Amazon currently operates a sortation centre in Hazelwood, Missouri, where it employs hundreds of associates.
“We’re excited to continue growing our team with our first, state-of-the-art fulfillment centre in Missouri,” said Sanjay Shah, Amazon’s vice-president of North America customer fulfillment.
“Our ability to expand in Missouri is the result of two things: incredible customers and an outstanding workforce. Amazon is committed to providing great opportunities for employment and creating a positive economic impact for the region.”
Amazon employees at the more than 800,000 square foot fulfillment centre will pick, pack and ship small items to customers such as books, electronics and toys. The facility will feature innovative technology such as Amazon Robotics that will assist employees in fulfilling customer orders.
“Amazon’s choice to locate in Missouri speaks to our strength as North America’s logistics centre,” Rob Dixon, director of Missouri’s Department of Economic Development said.
“Our central location, international airports and extensive highway, rail and river networks position Missouri as an ideal location for this new facility.”
“We are pleased that Amazon has chosen the City of St. Peters as the site for its new fulfillment centre,” says County executive Steve Ehlmann.
“This is a major investment that reflects the growing shift to e-commerce and will add more than 1,500 new, full-time jobs in St. Charles County. Amazon’s decision is just one more indication that St. Charles County is being recognized as an exceptional place to live, work and do business.”
“We were thrilled to work with Amazon in partnership with the City of St. Peters, St. Charles County and Missouri state officials on the company’s new investment in our region that will bring more than 1,500 jobs,” said Tom Chulick, President & CEO of the St. Louis Regional Chamber.