SEATTLE, Washington—Amazon.com, Inc plans to open a fulfillment centre in Edgerton, Kansas. This facility will create approximately 1,000 full-time hourly positions, plus many managerial and support roles to support customer fulfillment. In Kansas, Amazon currently operates facilities in Lenexa.
“We’re excited to bring 1,000 great full-time jobs with benefits to the Kansas City region and proud to further invest in the state with this new fulfillment centre,” said Akash Chauhan, Amazon’s vice president of North American operations.
Amazon employees at the 800,000-plus square-foot Edgerton fulfillment centre will pick, pack and ship large items to customers such as big-screen televisions, sports equipment or kayaks, for example.
Governor Sam Brownback said, “This is good news for Kansas. In addition to creating 1,000 jobs, Amazon is investing in our state, workforce and the community. The quality of the workforce and our central location in the heart of the nation contributed to their decision to locate in Logistics Park Kansas City.”