Amazon Announces First Fulfillment Center in Republic, Missouri
- by Jenna Plasterer
SEATTLE, WA - For Amazon, each new fulfillment center that it unveils is a marker of new levels of success and expansion. After recently announcing two new fulfillment centers in Kansas, and its first-ever center in Nebraska, it came as no surprise when the retailer announced plans to build in Republic, Missouri. The new fulfillment center is anticipated to launch in 2021 and will create more than 500 new full-time jobs.
“We are proud to be bringing our newest Amazon facility to the city of Republic along with over five hundred great full-time jobs with highly competitive pay, benefits from day-one, and ongoing training,” said Alicia Boler Davis, Vice President of Global Customer Fulfillment. “We are excited for our future in Missouri and for what this means for our customers across the state as we continue to grow. We’d like to thank the community of Republic and local and state leaders for their strong support in making this project possible.”
Offering competitive pay and comprehensive benefits on the first day of work, according to a press release, the new fulfillment center will create valuable jobs for those in Missouri. Since 2010, Amazon has introduced over 4,500 new job openings and invested over $780 million in the State.
According to Amazon, the company has also contributed more than $685 million in GDP to Missouri’s economy and helped create over 3,000 indirect jobs on top of Amazon’s direct hires.
“Now more than ever, jobs like these are critical to Missourians and our economy,” said Missouri Governor Mike Parson. “Amazon’s expansion in Republic and the 500 new jobs it will create will greatly impact the local community and Missouri as a whole. We are proud to see companies like Amazon growing in our state and creating more opportunities for our citizens.”
With more than 24,500 small and medium businesses as well as independent authors in Missouri selling to customers via Amazon’s store, the move into Republic seems like a logical step for the e-commerce giant.
Having pledged to invest over $700 million to provide skills training for more than 100,000 U.S. employees for in-demand jobs, Amazon continues to expand its numbers and its size at an unstoppable rate.
With the new fulfillment center in Missouri on the books, where will Amazon extend its reach to next? Keep a tab open for ANUK as we search for answers.