Amazon continues to expand in the Phoenix metro area even though it hasn't yet announced which city it will choose for its second corporate headquarters.
The company said it will mark its 10th year fulfilling customer orders in the Valley this fall by opening a new center and overhauling its original facility.
The two facilities will create more than 1,000 full-time jobs in addition to the 6,000 full-time workers Amazon employs at four Arizona fulfillment centers.
“Our team in Arizona has been instrumental in providing outstanding customer experiences, raising the bar on our operational excellence and continuing to innovate on behalf of the customer," said Sanjay Shah, an Amazon vice president, in a statement.
Amazon’s first fulfillment center in the Valley, at 6835 West Buckeye Road, opened in the fall of 2007 with 300 full-time workers. Since then, the company has opened three other fulfillment centers, a Prime Now hub, a sorting center, a customer/seller support center and administrative offices in Arizona. Renovations recently were completed at the Buckeye Road facility, which is now dedicated to handling apparel and shoes.
Amazon's Arizona facilities are focused in Phoenix and Tempe. Amazon estimates that its investments in Arizona have created an additional 18,000 indirect jobs.
The new facility is located at 5333 W. Lower Buckeye Road.
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Amazon's announcement of its second headquarters city probably won't come until next year.
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