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Amazon to Open Fourth Fulfillment Center in Washington

Amazon announced plans to open its fourth fulfillment center in Washington State. The nearly 1 million-square-foot fulfillment center will be built in Kent, Washington. Amazon has existing warehouses in Sumner and Bellevue, and a DuPont site is near completion.

Amazon said it would create hundreds of full-time jobs at the site when it opens. At the facility, Amazon employees will pick, pack and ship small items to customers such as books, electronics and consumer goods.

In a press release announcing plans for the new warehouse, Amazon Vice President of North America Operations Mike Roth said, “We’re excited to bring hundreds of great full-time jobs with benefits to Kent and proud to further invest in Washington State with this new fulfillment center. We are grateful to local and state elected officials who have supported Amazon in bringing a new fulfillment center to the state of Washington.”

As is usual with such announcements, Amazon touted its career benefits and wages.

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