Amazon.com has announced plans to open a new fulfillment center in Nevada.
The facility, Amazon's fourth in Nevada, will create more than 1,000 full-time jobs. The facility will be located in North Las Vegas.
“We’re excited to open a new, state-of-the-art fulfillment center in North Las Vegas and to continue innovating in a state committed to providing great opportunities for jobs and customer experience. Nevada has a talented workforce, and we are very excited to grow employment beyond the more than 3,000 associates already serving customers in the state,” said Sanjay Shah, Amazon’s Vice President of North America Customer Fulfillment.
Amazon told 13 Action News that once the building is complete next year, interested candidates can look for job openings a few months before the building opens at www.amazondelivers.jobs .
"We look for enthusiastic, hardworking individuals who have a strong commitment to customer service and a great work ethic. We hire for a range of positions from operations managers to engineers, HR and IT roles to people who handle customer orders. This includes roles for picking, packing and shipping customer orders to facilities technicians to HR members."
Amazon provides employees with competitive pay, health insurance, disability insurance, retirement savings plans and company stock. The company also offers up to 20 weeks of paid leave and benefits such as Leave Share and Ramp Back, which give new parents flexibility with their growing families. Leave Share lets employees share their Amazon paid leave with their spouse or domestic partner if their spouse’s employer does not offer paid leave.
Amazon also touched upon what led to the new fulfillment center in Nevada and specifically North las Vegas.
"Most importantly, we aim to make sure fulfillment centers are placed near customers so we can offer a great Prime service and fast shipping speeds. We also look at the workforce, and we’ve found great talent in abundance in southern Nevada."
Governor Brian Sandoval talked about how Amazon's decision benefits Nevada.
“This is good news for our state and for North Las Vegas,” Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval said. “With the creation of a new 800,000 square-foot fulfillment center, Amazon will help create an additional 1,000 jobs in Nevada. Amazon has been a partner with Nevada in helping to grow our economy, and I am pleased that they will continue to be a partner with us into the future.”
North Las Vegas Mayor John Lee is excited to see the fulfillment center call North Las Vegas home and feels Amazon chose the perfect location for their new facility.
“The rapidly expanding presence of Amazon in North Las Vegas speaks to the relationship the City has cultivated with the company and the ease and speed of doing business in North Las Vegas, efforts that are paying off in dividends by creating thousands of jobs for our hardworking residents and growing our City’s tax base,” Lee said. “This first-of-its-kind facility for Nevada highlights the innovation and technology that North Las Vegas has come to be known for, and we wish Amazon ongoing success as our organizations continue to grow together.”
Las Vegas had hoped to land Amazon's second headquarters. However, the city did not make it onto the top 20 list . If Amazon had chosen Las Vegas, there could have been 50,000 new high-paying jobs.