28 Mar Amazon to Open Fulfillment Center in Kansas
Amazon.com, Inc. plans to open a state-of-the-art fulfillment center in Edgerton, Kan. This facility will create approximately 1,000 full-time hourly positions, plus many managerial and support roles to support customer fulfillment.
Amazon employees at the 800,000-plus square-foot Edgerton fulfillment center will pick, pack and ship large items to customers such as big-screen televisions, sports equipment or kayaks, for example.
In Kansas, Amazon currently operates facilities in Lenexa.
“We’re excited to bring 1,000 great full-time jobs with benefits to the Kansas City region and proud to further invest in the state with this new fulfillment center,” said Akash Chauhan, Amazon’s vice president of North American operations. “We are grateful for the enthusiasm of our many state and local partners who have supported Amazon in bringing a new fulfillment center to Kansas. This has been a true team effort.”
“The City of Edgerton is pleased that Amazon has chosen a site at Logistics Park Kansas City,” said Edgerton Mayor Donald Roberts. “Amazon’s innovative new facility and quality job creation supports and validates the City’s continued efforts of creating global routes with local roots.”
The Amazon U.S. fulfillment network consists of more than 50 fulfillment centers, 23 sortation centers and more than 90,000 full-time employees working in fulfillment centers.