Amazon (AMZN) To Invest $100M in Massive Fulfillment Center Project

December 17, 2012 6:52 AM EST Send to a Friend
Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) today announced plans to open a 1 million-square-foot fulfillment center in DuPont, Washington. Amazon will create hundreds of full-time jobs with benefits at the new site. The expected investment in the project will exceed $100 million.

At the facility, Amazon employees will pick, pack and ship larger items to customers—anything from canoes to televisions, for example. Amazon fulfillment center jobs pay on average 30 percent more than traditional retail jobs and that doesn’t even include the stock grants that full-time employees receive, which over the past five years have added an average of 9 percent to base pay annually. Amazon offers full-time benefits including healthcare. The company also has a robust military recruiting program and recently committed to hire at least 1,200 veterans in the coming year. DuPont is neighbors with Joint Base Lewis-McChord, one of the largest military installations on the west coast of the United States.

Duke Realty, a commercial real estate developer based out of Indiana, is building the project with Amazon planning to take occupancy in the fall of 2013.


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