The e-commerce giant Amazon is further boosting the economic engine in the Austin suburbs. On June 15, the company announced that it would be setting up a fulfillment center in Pflugerville that will create around 1,000 full-time jobs.
At the 820,000-square-foot center, slated to open next year, employees will work with robots to select, package and ship small items like books, electronics and toys. Pay at the center starts at $ 15 per hour. In North America, Amazon operates 110 fulfillment centers or warehouses.
“Pflugerville is a busy area, and the addition of this 1,000+ job fulfillment center shows that Pflugerville is the new frontier in central Texas,” Mayor Victor Gonzales said in an Amazon publication.
Previous media reports indicated that the project would be a 3.8 million square foot warehouse. The fulfillment center presented on June 15 is about 3 million square meters below that.
The Pflugerville Center, to be built along Pecan Street near the State Highway 130 toll road, is the third of its kind in the Austin area, recently announced by Amazon.
In June Amazon announced that it was building sales offices in Buda and Round Rock. Each location – more than 300,000 square feet in Buda and more than 440,000 square feet in Round Rock – will create hundreds of full-time and part-time jobs.
Amazon’s delivery stations enable the so-called “last mile” service as part of the company’s order fulfillment process. Parcels are transported from Amazon fulfillment centers to delivery stations. These packages are then sorted and finally loaded onto vehicles for delivery to customers. Amazon operates more than 150 delivery stations in the United States
Amazon already operates an 855,000-square-foot fulfillment center in San Marcos that employs more than 2,200 full-time employees, and offices in the capital have hundreds of employees. It also owns the Austin-based Whole Foods Market.
The Seattle-based company employs 20,000 people across Texas. Amazon says it pumped $ 9 billion into the state’s economy.