Amazon.com has announced plans to open its first fulfillment center in Colorado.
The one-million square foot facility in Aurora is expected to create more than 1,000 new full-time jobs, which is in addition to the hundreds of associates currently employed at the Amazon sortation center located in the same city.
Amazon employees at the Aurora fulfillment center will pick, pack and ship larger customer items, such as sports equipment, musical instruments and furniture.
“We knew Amazon coming to Aurora meant the creation of great jobs for this community and the arrival of a strong corporate neighbor,” said Aurora Mayor Steve Hogan. “Our community has already benefited from their presence here and the announcement of a second facility is very exciting because it means continued economic growth in Aurora and the surrounding communities. The hundreds of new jobs this facility will create will have a significant positive impact on our city and the wider region.”
Full-time employees at Amazon receive competitive hourly wages and a comprehensive benefits package, including healthcare, 401(k) and company stock awards, starting on day one. Hourly employees at Amazon fulfillment centers receive generous maternity and parental leave benefits, which include up to 20 weeks of paid leave, a flexible Ramp Back Program and the Leave Share Program which allows employees to share their paid leave with their spouse or partner.
The news follows a recent announcement about Amazon expanding its presence in Maryland.
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