Amazon will open a new fulfillment center in Texas, it announced on Wednesday. It will be the company’s sixth in Texas. The Fort Worth-area fulfillment center will encompass 1 million square feet and will be used to pick, pack, and ship smaller customer items, such as books, electronics and toys.
In addition to its existing Haslet facility, which began shipping customer orders in 2013, Amazon’s other warehouses in Texas are located in Coppell, southern Dallas and Schertz, with a fifth currently under construction in San Marcos.
Amazon also operates three sortation centers in Texas, located in Irving, Houston and San Antonio.
Amazon has also announced this year plans to open its seventh California fulfillment center, another Kansas fulfillment center, and two additional fulfillment centers in the UK.
It said that in less than three years, Amazon has created over 8,000 full-time jobs in Texas and will create 1,000 more with the new facility in Haslet.