Amazon to open fulfillment center in Alcoa, Tennessee
E-commerce giant Amazon has revealed plans to establish a fulfillment center in Alcoa, Tennessee in 2022.
The new Amazon fulfillment center, which is being developed by Hillwood Development Company, will generate 800 new full-time roles.
Currently, Amazon has fulfillment and sortation centers in Charleston, Chattanooga, Memphis, Lebanon, Murfreesboro, and Nashville.
Holly Sullivan – Amazon head of worldwide economic development said: “We are excited to continue creating a positive economic impact in the region with job opportunities and industry-leading benefits that start on the first day of the job.
“Tennessee is a great state for business and we are excited to have the opportunity to partner, grow and better serve our customers throughout this region.”
The facility in Alcoa will be the third fulfillment center for Amazon in Tennessee to use robotics technology. It will be the eighth fulfillment center for the e-commerce giant in Texas.
The Alcoa fulfillment center, which will span more than 634,812sft will see Amazon’s employees pick, pack, and ship smaller customer items that include books, electronics, and consumer goods.
Bill Lee – Tennessee Governor said: “Over the past year, Amazon has announced projects in each of Tennessee’s grand divisions, accounting for nearly 3,000 new jobs.
“As we continue to navigate through the pandemic and reboot our economy, we know our recovery is supported by the success of our Tennessee businesses. We are grateful that Amazon continues to provide jobs to thousands of Tennesseans, and we congratulate the company on its newest fulfillment center in Alcoa.”