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Amazon to open second fulfillment center in Oklahoma

RBR Staff Writer Published 11 June 2018

Amazon has unveiled its plans to open its second Oklahoma fulfillment center in Tulsa, which will create 1,500 full-time jobs.

Currently, Amazon operates a sortation center in Oklahoma City, where it employs hundreds of associates. Recently, the firm announced an upcoming fulfillment center in South Oklahoma City.

Covering an area of more than 600,000ft², the Tulsa fulfillment center features latest technology developed by Amazon Robotics.

Employees at the center will pick, pack and ship small items to customers such as books, household items and toys.

Amazon North America customer fulfillment vice president Mark Stewart said: “We are excited to bring a second fulfillment center to Oklahoma and work alongside the state’s incredible workforce.

“Support from local leaders has been instrumental in our ability to come to Oklahoma, and we are grateful for their collaboration to bring thousands of new jobs with benefits starting on day one.”

Tulsa Regional Chamber president and CEO Mike Neal stated that the fulfillment center will feature the latest in automation that aligns perfectly with the goal of attracting more new economy and technology-based jobs to the region.

Tulsa Mayor GT Bynum stated that this is the largest new employer announcement in Tulsa history. The Mayor’s office at the City worked tirelessly with Amazon to make sure that the city was selected for this opportunity.

Recently, the online retailer announced its first fulfillment center in Oklahoma City, which will create 1500 jobs by the end of next year. The company is planning to construct a 600,000ft2 facility in the city.

Mark Stewart stated that this is the first fulfillment center in Oklahoma and in a city with an outstanding workforce and a commitment to provide opportunities for employment. The company is committed to creating a positive economic impact in the city and to enhance the customer experience throughout the region.

In May, the company announced another fulfillment center in West Jefferson, Ohio. This will be the company’s sixth fulfillment center in the state.

Image: Amazon’s Seattle building. Photo: Courtesy of Amazon.com, Inc.