KANSAS CITY, Kan. -- The worldwide retail giant Amazon has announced it will open a new fulfillment center in Kansas City, Kan, and with it the company expects 1,000 new full-time jobs. The new facility is the second large-scale fulfillment center the company has announced within the past four months.
“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,” Akash Chauhan, Amazon’s vice president of North American operations, said in a statement. “Together with the addition of the Kansas City and the Edgerton fulfillment centers, 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.”
Amazon has existing Kansas facilities in Lenexa, along with an upcoming facility in Edgerton, Kan. and the new one announced for KCK.
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.”
KCK Mayor Mark Holland praised the company and his city's continued growth.
“This is a transformative capital investment in our city. It continues the growth Wyandotte County and Kansas City, Kansas, has enjoyed for more than a decade, building on its status as a leading job creator in the state,” Holland said. “But most significantly, it is transformative because of the quality employment opportunity Amazon will offer. Our residents will now have access to a career pathway that includes not only a job, but a chance at an education. I’m thrilled to welcome Amazon to our community.”
The company is offering new employees competitive hourly wages and benefits, including healthcare, 401(k) and company stock awards, among other benefits.
To learn more, or to apply for a career with Amazon, visit AmazonDelivers.jobs.