Amazon to bring 750 jobs to El Paso with big distribution center
The badly kept secret is finally out of the bag.
Amazon, the giant online retailer, plans to open one of its distribution centers in El Paso, company and El Paso government officials announced Wednesday.
The new fulfillment center, expected to open in 2021, will create about 750 full-time jobs, starting at $15 per hour, plus health insurance and other benefits, officials said.
The planned, 625,000 square-foot El Paso facility is small compared to many of the company's other fulfillment centers, some of which are more than 1 million square feet, and employ more than 1,000 people.
Work on the project site is already well underway in far East El Paso County. It's located between Rojas Drive and Interstate 10, and near Eastlake Boulevard. It's across the street from the Eastlake Marketplace shopping center, now under construction.
Learn more:Work begins at site where Amazon distribution center expected to go
For weeks, El Paso government leaders said they knew nothing about the proposed Amazon project. And Amazon officials declined to say if the company planned to put a fulfillment center here.
El Paso County Judge Ricardo Samaniego, who in June told the El Paso Times he knew nothing about an Amazon project, on Wednesday, during a virtual news conference, called Amazon “a beacon of light” for El Paso, and said the project validates that El Paso is a great community with a strong economy.
Jon Barela, chief executive officer of the Borderplex Alliance, the regional economic development organization that helped land the project, called Amazon a “transformational company” that brings job opportunities to El Paso at a time they are needed because of the COVID-19 pandemic..
Amazon doesn't plan to seek tax breaks for the project, Barela said.
"However, there are ongoing discussions about other forms of support for the company," Barela said. He did not say what other support may be provided.
El Paso adds to Amazon's growing network of distribution centers
Alicia Boler Davis, Amazon’s vice president of global customer fulfillment, said in a statement that Amazon officials are excited to be expanding the company’s distribution network in El Paso.
“We’re grateful for the strong support we’ve received from local and state leaders," Boler said.
Amazon looks at a variety of factors when searching for a fulfillment center site, including customer demand, a dedicated workforce, and great local support — and those were found in El Paso, according to an Amazon statement.
No Amazon officials took part in the Borderplex Alliance’s virtual news conference.
Amazon operates about 175 fulfillment centers of varying sizes in the world, including 110 in North America, according to company information.
The El Paso facility will speed up Amazon deliveries in the El Paso region, but it also will ship items to other areas of the country, a company statement reported.
El Paso facility smaller than projected in developer's document
In the planned, El Paso fulfillment center, employees will work alongside Amazon robotics to pick, pack and ship small items — including books, electronics, and toys — to its online customers, the company’s statement reported.
The size of the facility is much smaller than the 2.6 million square-foot center described in a document filed with a Texas agency by Hillwood, a large Dallas real estate company developing the site for Amazon. That document, which kept Amazon's name secret, also listed the cost of the project at $191.7 million.
The Borderplex’s Barela said during the virtual news conference that the size of the center is smaller than some of Amazon’s distribution centers, but, he said, it’s still a massive project. And the facility "has potential to grow down the road," he said.
No project cost estimates were released, but Barela said the Amazon project will be one of the area’s largest construction projects since Union Pacific Railroad built its huge rail facility in Santa Teresa, New Mexico, near El Paso’s West Side. That facility, which opened in 2014, cost $400 million, El Paso Times archives show.
El Paso's Amazon HQ2 proposal began hunt for fulfillment center
The hunt for the Amazon distribution center began almost three years ago, when the city of El Paso and Borderplex sent a 200-page proposal for Amazon’s second headquarters location, dubbed HQ2, Barela said.
El Paso lost that bid, but the proposal highlighted information about the El Paso area, including its strategic location and transportation links, that was aimed at getting a fulfillment center, Barela said. And it got Amazon officials talking to El Paso-area officials, Barela said.
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The headquarter’s proposal also highlighted this area’s young, trained, and trainable workforce, which “I’m sure was a selling point for Amazon also,” he said.
El Paso Mayor Dee Margo, who in June also told the El Paso Times he knew nothing about an Amazon project, said Amazon selected El Paso because of its location next to New Mexico and Mexico, and its “advanced logistics ecosystem.”
“The new facility will be a win for El Paso small businesses as businesses ranging from retail to hospitality to manufacturing reap the positive benefits (of the Amazon facility) for years to come,” Margo said.
“Amazon is a proven, valuable community partner” through several of its programs, he said.
Some Amazon fulfillment center workers have criticized the company's handling of worker safety during the COVID-19 pandemic, and some employees complained about stressful working conditions even before the pandemic, according to published reports.
The hiring process for the El Paso center is expected to begin about eight weeks prior to the opening of the facility in 2021, according to an Amazon statement. More information: amazon.com/jobsnow
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Jobs available at Waco Amazon fullfillment center
WACO, Texas – Amazon announced Tuesday they are looking to fill 125 jobs for transportation and fulfillment centers across the U.S. – even right here at Waco’s new fulfillment center.
Amazon says all jobs start at nearly $20 per hour with benefits, starting on the first day of work. They are now offering 20 weeks of paid parental leave.
In addition, a $1.2 billion enhancement to the Career Choice Program will pay for employees’ college degrees and will help with completing high school dimplomas.
“We feel that this announcement today will affect many towns and communities, and allow for that revitalization of a lot of these towns and communities,” says Dave Bozeman, Vice President of Amazon Transportation Services. “We feel great about that. So it’s a good day for Amazon.”
Amazon is hiring for full-time and part-time roles. To learn more, you can go here.
Source: KEF Media
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Amazon officially announced Wednesday its plans to open a fulfillment center in El Paso.
The fulfillment center, currently scheduled to open in 2021, will help create more than 700 full-time jobs with benefits, according to Amazon.
“We’re excited to be growing our operations in west Texas and look forward to building out our network in El Paso,” said Alicia Boler Davis, Amazon’s vice president of global customer fulfillment.
Amazon also said it would offer full-time employees, whose pay rates would start at $15 an hour, benefits including medical, vision, and dental insurance as well as 401(k) with 50-percent match starting on day one.
"The construction of the state of the art facility will support hundreds of construction jobs," El Paso Mayor Dee Margo said. "The new facility will be a win for El Paso small businesses, as businesses ranging from retail to hospitality to manufacturing reap the positive benefits in the years to come."
Amazon said employees at the fulfillment center would work to pack and ship items to customers.
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“We’re excited to be growing our operations in west Texas and look forward to building out our network in El Paso. We’re grateful for the strong support we’ve received from local and state leaders and we look forward to creating over 700 full-time jobs for the El Paso community, with industry leading pay and comprehensive benefits starting on day one.”
Alicia Boler Davis, vice president of global customer fulfillment
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Amazon selected the Borderplex region for their $250M distribution center because of the following:
Strong business environment
Access and service the entire Southwest region
Speed to market (accessibility was a major point for the company)
Amazon indicated that the El Paso facility will be one of the newest of its kind in the entire global Amazon network, known as a sort robotics facility.
The site, which is anticipated to launch in 2021.
How the Borderplex Helped
Tailored a proposal introducing Amazon to the Borderplex market. Packet included information on:
Local market data
How to do business in the Borderplex
Living and working in the Borderplex
Provided potential real estate sites
Connected Amazon with the City and County of El Paso. Amazon received:
Support though incentive process
Expedited permitting and planning
Announcement / press release support
Connection to regional educational institutions
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Amazon Adds El Paso to Fulfillment Center Lineup
Three years ago, El Paso, Texas, officials were among the hundreds of cities and regions across the U.S. vying to be the location of Amazon’s second headquarters. It didn’t win the big prize, but the hard work put in to preparing a bid for the HQ2 paid off this week, when Amazon announced it was building its first fulfillment center in El Paso. The 625,000-square-foot center is expected to open in 2021 and create more than 700 full-time jobs.
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Alicia Boler Davis, Amazon’s vice president of global customer fulfillment, cited the strong support Amazon received from local and state leaders. She noted in prepared remarks that the global e-commerce company was excited to be growing its operations in West Texas and looked forward to building out its network in El Paso.
El Paso Mayor Dee Margo recalled a press conference three years ago when the city announced its plans to get Amazon to El Paso.
“Today my administration delivered,” Margo said in a prepared statement. He pointed to the collaboration between Amazon, the City, El Paso County and Borderplex Alliance, a regional nonprofit economic development organization.
Margo told the El Paso Times Amazon selected El Paso for the new distribution center because of its location next to New Mexico and Mexico, and its advanced logistics and transportation systems.
Jon Barela, CEO of Borderplex Alliance, called the new Amazon fulfillment center “one of the most significant economic development projects for our region in decades.”
Once the center opens, Amazon employees will work alongside Amazon robotics to pick, pack and ship small items to customers such as books, electronics and toys. Located between Rojas Drive and Interstate 10, the site is being developed by Dallas-based owner Hillwood for Amazon.
More Texas projects
The El Paso fulfillment center is among several properties the e-commerce giant is either leasing or building in Texas. Amazon also announced this week it had signed a full-building lease for an upcoming sortation center near Austin, Texas. Amazon will occupy the 307,840-square-foot Building 2 within Majestic Realty Co.’s Kyle Crossing Business Park in Kyle, Texas. The sortation center is expected to bring 200 jobs to the area, which is about 15 miles from downtown Austin. Last week, Amazon also unveiled plans for a fulfillment center that will be at least 820,000 square feet in Pflugerville, Texas. The site is about 15 miles from downtown Austin and is the only Central Texas community with both north-south and east-west highway access. In June, construction began on an 850,000-square-foot Amazon fulfillment center in Richmond, Texas, about 25 miles from downtown Houston.
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