Amazon Opening Tucson Fulfillment Center

Amazon currently employs more than 7,000 in Arizona; new Tucson facility 855,000-square-foot fulfillment center will employ more than 1,500 associates

Amazon.com on Wednesday announced plans to open its first fulfillment center in Tucson, creating more than 1,500 full-time jobs. Amazon currently employs more than 7,000 full-time associates at its four existing Arizona fulfillment centers and other facilities throughout the state.

Since we first broke ground in Arizona over 10 years ago, we have found a network of support from community leaders to statewide officials, a dedicated workforce and fantastic customers,” said Mark Stewart, Vice President of Amazon’s North America Operations. “We’re excited to open a new, state-of-the-art fulfillment center in Tucson and to continue innovating in a state committed to providing great opportunities for jobs and customer experience.”

 

Amazon employees at the more than 855,000-square-foot fulfillment center will pick, pack and ship small items to customers such as books, electronics, household items and toys.

5 Comments on "Amazon Opening Tucson Fulfillment Center"

  1. Great for the jobs, but I am sure the NIMBY’s will find fault with the deal. They always do.

  2. another thing amazon is doing I’m told is giving away some value points or gift certificate if you will supply your body photo for facial recognition payment system. Your photo recognition will become your payment identifier – Mark of the Beast anyone? I find it interesting that “Arizona” will have it’s ‘real ID’ that will be required by 2020 for flight aboard commercial aircraft. One of my banking companies recently recorded by voice for ‘voice identification’ the beginnings of the cashless, Marked ID payment is in the making, we have arrived at that time and now know how it will be implemented, one insidious increment at a time – till all men are required to have this mark to buy, sell, bank, work, all. It’s here. Starting a clock as to the next coming events.

    • Heather Dale | May 17, 2018 at 9:47 am |

      Why not just implant a chip like we do to our pets? And yes, I’m being sarcastic.

  3. It is good that Amazon is coming because we need the “tax bas income” as other businesses are leaving like Sears at Park Place Mall and countless others up and down Grant Road as the City of Tucson builds an out-dated road program. Otherwise the tax burden would fall solely on homeowners that are being taxed out of their homes citywide. I wonder what tax incentives Pima County and the City of Tucson gave Amazon? Do you?

    • Sorry, but the tax burden here will ALWAYS fall on homeowners who are being taxed out of their homes. As long as the city/county clowns aren’t taxed out of THEIR homes all is well. Tax incentives – you bet, but you’ll probably not hear of them from the guilty parties. Remember IBM? Got tax incentives, brought in ALL of their workers, had PCC set up a training program and then left shortly thereafter. Only lasting result was they drove housing prices up beyond the means of the locals. If it’s good for developers, builders and politicians, then it’s good for sure.

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