Amazon expanding with new facilities in Alabama
Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey announced today that Amazon is planning on opening three new operations facilities and launching a new fulfillment center supporting deliveries across Alabama.
The new projects, in Huntsville, Montgomery and Birmingham, will create more than 900 jobs in total. Amazon said it plans on adding more than 500 full-time positions in Alabama before the end of the year, and more than 1,800 seasonal jobs.
“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,” Ivey said in a statement. “Companies from around the world have discovered that Alabama offers them all the ingredients of success, and this is another prime example.”
The new facilities include:
- Birmingham Delivery Station: This month, Amazon is expanding delivery services in greater Birmingham. This new station will employ around 150 people and create indirect job opportunities for hundreds of people through the Delivery Service Partner program.
- Huntsville XL Fulfillment Center: In 2022, Amazon will open its third fulfillment center in the Alabama. This facility is designed to receive, store and package heavy or bulky items like home appliances. The Limestone County facility will provide more than 250 full-time jobs.
- 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. That facility will employ more than 500 full-time workers.