Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) reported plans to open up a new fulfillment center in Oklahoma City, OK. The new fulfillment center may launch in 2021 and create over 500 new full-time positions with benefits. “We’re thrilled to announce a new fulfillment center in Oklahoma City as we strive to better serve our customers throughout the state,” said Alicia Boler Davis, Amazon’s vice president of global customer fulfillment. “Our growth in Oklahoma wouldn’t be possible without the amazing local workforce and strong support we’ve received from local and state leaders.”
“Amazon’s new facility is another testament to the nation and the world that Oklahoma is open for business,” said Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt. “As governor, it is my priority to foster a climate where businesses can grow, thrive and expand in order to provide jobs for hardworking Oklahomans to support their families. I salute Amazon on its expansion and look forward to its continued growth in our state.
Full-time Amazon employees are offered benefits such as full medical, vision, dental insurance and 401(k) with 50% match starting on day one. Amazon focuses on safety and health of its employees and has invested millions in providing a safe workplace. “We appreciate Amazon’s continued investment in Oklahoma City and look forward to the positive impact their presence will have on future job creation and the overall economy of our great city,” said Oklahoma City Mayor David Holt. “Amazon’s continued growth in Oklahoma City is a recognition of the strength of our market,” said Roy Williams, President and CEO of the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber. “These 500 jobs are particularly important as people who have lost jobs due to the pandemic are looking for long-term stable employment.”