Inside Logistics

Amazon embarks on Nevada building boom

Will open eight new distribution facilities across the state in the coming months 

December 2, 2020

SEATTLE – Amazon is opening eight new distribution facilities across Nevada in the coming months.

The sites are expected to create more than 2,000 permanent full- and part-time jobs with a minimum $15 per hour wage and comprehensive benefits starting on day one.

Amazon broke ground in October on an 855,000 square-foot fulfillment centre in North Las Vegas, creating 1,500 new full-time jobs when it opens in 2021. The site will be the second fulfillment centre in the state using Amazon Robotics.

The new sites also include five delivery stations. Amazon’s new delivery stations in Nevada include:

  • Henderson – Delivery Station opening in 2021
  • Las Vegas – Delivery Station opening in 2021
  • North Las Vegas – Delivery Station opened in September 2020
  • Reno – Delivery Station opened in October 2020
  • Reno – “AMXL” Fulfillment Center / Delivery Station opening in 2021. This site supports the fulfillment and delivery of large products, from televisions to couches, powered by drivers employed by Amazon’s delivery service partners or national third party carriers.

The news comes on the heels of Amazon’s announcement to hire more than 100,000 seasonal jobs in the U.S. and Canada.

“This is welcome news for the entire state of Nevada,” said Governor Steve Sisolak.

“Amazon continues to make investments to support local communities and has become a lifeline for those in our state who have experienced job loss during the pandemic. We are grateful for Amazon’s decision to expand operations across Nevada, creating thousands of career opportunities for our citizens.”

On-demand services

Additionally, Amazon has opened two additional facilities in North Las Vegas, including:

  • Merch by Amazon opened in September 2020. This service enables brands, independent artists, and small businesses to upload custom content printed on demand on apparel and electronics products when ordered by customers in Amazon’s stores.
  • Print on Demand opened in October 2020. This site supports authors and publishers with Print on Demand, a service through which books are made on-demand when Amazon customers place an order. Print on Demand gives customers more selection without publishers having the upfront cost of printing for inventory.

Amazon currently operates 11 sites in Nevada that support customer fulfillment and delivery operations, employing more than 10,500 full- and part-time employees across the state.