New Amazon DC for Utah

by Inside Logistics Online Staff

SEATTLE – Amazon  is planning a new fulfillment centre in West Jordan, Utah.

Employees at the one million-square-foot-plus facility will pick, pack and ship large customer items, such as sports equipment, patio furniture, fishing rods, pet food, kayaks, bicycles, and larger household goods.

The company expects to hire 800 new full-time staff when the centre opens. Amazon currently employs more than 2,000 full-time associates throughout the State of Utah.

“West Jordan is thrilled to welcome a new Amazon fulfillment centre. Amazon’s decision to invest here reflects confidence in the City’s business environment and excellent workforce,” said Jim Riding, mayor of West Jordan.

“This project, with approximately 800 new jobs, will provide our residents with even greater opportunity to work close to home.”

The project is being developed by Seefried Industrial Properties.