Amazon is adding to its Tennessee investments by establishing a new, state-of-the art fulfillment center in Memphis. The online retailer will create 1,000 new full-time jobs at its new Shelby County fulfillment center. Employees at the 855,000-square-foot fulfillment center will work alongside Amazon’s innovative robotics technology to pick, pack and ship smaller customer items, such as books, electronics and consumer goods.
“Tennessee is a great state for business and Amazon is proud to continue our growth and investment with our newest fulfillment center in Shelby County,” said Amazon Director of Regional Operations Rob Packett. “We are proud to call Tennessee home and are grateful for the strong support we have received from state and community leaders. We look forward to creating great jobs, with industry leading pay and benefits that start on day one, in a safe, innovative workplace for residents across the region.”
Amazon currently operates fulfillment and sortation centers in Charleston, Chattanooga, Lebanon, Memphis, Murfreesboro, and Nashville, a Prime Now Hub in Nashville and various other facilities supporting last mile delivery operations across the state. The company is in the midst of building a corporate office in downtown Nashville, which will house the tech and management functions for Amazon’s Retail Operations division.