SEATTLE, Washington—Amazon.com will open a new fulfillment centre in Kansas City, Kansas. The new facility, the second large-sized DC Amazon has announced within a span of four months, will create over 1,000 full-time roles. In addition to the new fulfillment centre in Wyandotte County and the 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 vice president of North American operations. “Together with the addition of the Kansas City and the Edgerton fulfillment centres, 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.”
Governor Sam Brownback stated, “Strategically located in the middle of the country, Kansas is an ideal home for businesses looking for a skilled workforce and pro-growth environment. The state is dedicated to attracting companies and helping them grow and create jobs. I am proud that Amazon has chosen to once again expand its footprint in the state and am confident this continued partnership will benefit all Kansans.”
Amazon employees at the 855,000-plus-square-foot Kansas City fulfillment centre will pick, pack, and ship smaller customer items, such as books, electronics and toys.
Greg Kindle, President of Wyandotte Economic Development Council, said, “The investment Amazon is making in Wyandotte County is more than an economic development success, it is also a key component to solving the employment gap. Bringing new jobs and the opportunity for career paths to Wyandotte County is essential to growing our local economy.”
The project is being developed by Seefried Industrial Properties and USAA.