US e-commerce giant Amazon today announced the creation of 2,500 jobs with the opening of a new distribution center in Houston, Texas’s most populous city and the fourth largest in the country.
The multinational, which reported on the inauguration of this new plant last year, is currently recruiting 2,500 full-time employees, offering contracts with “competitive” wages, a comprehensive benefits package, including health care and Stock bonuses of the company, according to the company itself.
“This facility will be equipped with robotic technology, which requires more workers to keep up with fast-moving inventory and increased demand,” Amazon spokeswoman Ashley Robinson said in a statement.
The company’s robotic technology delivers inventory to warehouse workers for packaging and shipping, which are spread across some 25 distribution centers across the nation.
The investment of Amazon in this new facility, of about 80,000 square meters and that will open this summer, amounts to 136 million dollars.
It is the seventh distribution center that the US firm opens in Texas, a state in which it employs more than 10,000 full-time employees.
“With Houston’s legacy as a pioneer in innovation and exploration, we are proud to be a further member of the community with the announcement of a new compliance center in the region,” said at the time of the opening announcement Akash Chauhan, vice president Of North America’s Amazon operations.
The e-commerce giant currently has a total of 180,000 workers in the United States, having created 150,000 jobs in the last five years.
Amazon also reported in April that over the next 12 months it will create 30,000 new part-time jobs on US soil.