Breaking: Amazon to add 4 new facilities across Alabama

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Governor Kay Ivey at. the Amazon ground-breaking in Bessemer in 2018. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

Amazon.com Inc. plans to open three new operations facilities in Alabama and a new fulfilment center in Huntsville, according to an announcement by Governor Kay Ivey.

The projects, located in Huntsville, Montgomery and Birmingham, will ultimately create over 900 jobs at the new facilities. 

2300 New Amazon Jobs By End of 2021

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Amazon ground-breaking in Bessemer, Alabama in 2018. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

In addition to the new jobs, Amazon also plans to hire more than 500 full-time positions in and another 1,800 seasonal jobs before the end of 2021.

“Amazon’s decision to simultaneously launch and announce these projects in Alabama shows the high level of confidence the company has in the abilities of our hard-working citizens, who have shown time and time again that they can get the job done,” Governor Ivey said.

The new Amazon facilities coming to Alabama are:

  • Birmingham Delivery Station: In November, Amazon plans to expand delivery services in greater Birmingham. This new station will employ approximately 150 people and create indirect job opportunities for hundreds of people through the empowerment of the Delivery Service Partner program.
  • Huntsville XL Fulfillment Center: In 2022, Amazon will open its third fulfillment center in the state. This “XL” Non-Sortable facility is designed to receive, store, and package heavy or bulky items like home appliances. The 1 million-square-foot facility in Limestone County will provide more than 250 full-time jobs and will utilize innovative technologies and energy-efficient, zero-emission power industrialized truck (PIT) equipment.
  • Montgomery Receive Center: In 2022, Amazon will open an Inbound Cross Dock facility that will receive and consolidate items from vendors and facilitate shipment to fulfillment centers. This 650,000-square-foot facility will provide more than 500 full-time jobs.

A 4th facility Amazon facility, the new Huntsville Non-Sortable Fulfillment Center, is also now open for business.

Invested $1 Billion+ in Alabama

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Bessemer Mayor Kenneth Gulley with Bo Jackson at the Amazon Fulfillment Center site. Photo by Jacob Blankenship

With a fulfillment center in Bessemer, delivery stations in Birmingham and a sortation center in Mobile, Amazon has created more than 9,000 direct jobs statewide and invested more than $1 billion in Alabama in infrastructure and compensation to employees.

The company’s fulfillment and transportation jobs support communities of all sizes, pay a minimum starting wage of $15 per hour-which is more than double the federal and state minimum wage—and provide comprehensive health benefits on the first day of employment, paid time off, up to 20 weeks of fully paid parental leave, and more for employees and their families.

Positions are available at all new operations facilities in Alabama. Interested candidates can visit www.hiring.amazon.com to learn more.

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