Published On: Wed, Jun 13th, 2018

New Amazon fulfillment center in Tulsa, Oklahoma to bring 1,500 jobs

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Retail industry news : A new Amazon fulfillment center in Tulsa, Oklahoma is set to open, creating 1,500 full-time roles says the e-commerce giant Amazon.com.

To be developed by Seefried Industrial Properties, the new Tulsa fulfillment center, which will see employees helped by robots, is going to be the second Amazon fulfillment center in the state of Oklahoma.

Last month, Amazon had announced a new fulfillment center in South Oklahoma City, which will be opened by the end of 2019 while creating 1,500 full-time roles. The company as of now has a sortation center in Oklahoma City, where it has hundreds of employees.

Commenting on the new Amazon fulfillment center in Tulsa, Mark Stewart – Amazon’s Vice President of North America Customer Fulfillment, 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.”

An employee inside an Amazon fulfillment center.

An employee inside an Amazon fulfillment center. Photo courtesy of Amazon.com, Inc.

Amazon says that its employees at the Amazon fulfillment center in Tulsa, which will be spread across an area of over 600,000-square-foot, will be assisted by the innovative technology created by Amazon Robotics. The employees will be responsible for picking, packing and shipping small items like books, household items and toys for customers.

Tulsa Mayor GT Bynum, commenting on the new Amazon fulfillment center in Tulsa, said: “This is the largest new employer announcement in Tulsa history. Our team at the City worked tirelessly with Amazon to ensure Tulsa was selected for this opportunity. We know Amazon could have selected any number of other cities and appreciate Amazon’s recognition of Tulsa as a city where they want to grow.”

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