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Amazon announces first fulfillment center in Missouri

Amazon has announced it will open its first Missouri fulfillment center in St Peters, creating more than 1,500 full-time jobs with benefits and opportunities to engage with Amazon Robotics in a highly technological workplace.

“We’re excited to continue growing our team with our first, state-of-the-art fulfillment center in Missouri,” said Sanjay Shah, Amazon’s vice president of North America customer fulfillment.

“Our ability to expand in Missouri is the result of two things: incredible customers and an outstanding workforce. Amazon is committed to providing great opportunities for employment and creating a positive economic impact for the region.”

Amazon employees at the more than 800,000ft² fulfillment center will pick, pack and ship small items to customers such as books, electronics and toys. The facility will feature innovative technology such as Amazon Robotics that will assist employees in fulfilling customer orders.

“Amazon’s choice to locate in Missouri speaks to our strength as North America’s logistics center,” said Rob Dixon, director of Missouri’s Department of Economic Development.

“Our central location, international airports and extensive highway, rail and river networks position Missouri as an ideal location for this new facility.”

By Hazel King

March 12, 2018

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