Amazon.com announced plans today for a third fulfillment center in North Texas, this one in Dallas.
The e-commerce giant said the new 500,000 square-foot Dallas fulfillment center will process smaller items, such as books, electronics and consumer goods. According to The Dallas Morning News, the company asked for tax abatements for the facility, to be built at the northwest corner of I-45 and I-20 in south Dallas. It would employ from 500 to 900 people.
“We are proud to continue creating hundreds of new full-time jobs in Texas that offer wages 30 percent higher than traditional retail stores and include comprehensive benefits on day one, bonuses and stock awards,” said Mike Roth, Amazon’s vice president of North America operations, said in a statement. “Our growth in Texas has been a team effort between the amazing workforce in the state and the incredible support we have received from local communities.”
Amazon operates fulfillment centers in Coppell and in Haslet, on Westport Parkway in the AllianceTexas development. It has been aggressively expanding in Haslet, where it has added 900 workers this year and now employs about 2,000 associates. Last month, it announced plans to hire 450 workers there as part of a nationwide plan to add 6,000 jobs in 19 communitires.
Amazon said that since launching its first fulfillment center in Texas, it has created over 3,500 full-time jobs and invested more than $400 million in the state. A fourth fulfimment center is located in Schertz.