SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 22 (Xinhua) -- Amazon.com, Inc. on Tuesday announced plans to open its first fulfillment center in Carencro, a city in U.S. state of Louisiana.
The new fulfillment center, which is anticipated to launch in 2021, will create over 500 new, full-time jobs. In the new one-million-square-foot fulfillment center, Amazon associates will pick, pack, and ship bulky or larger-sized customer items such as patio furniture, outdoor equipment, or rugs.
From 2010 to 2019, Amazon invested more than 250 million U.S. dollars in Louisiana, including infrastructure and compensation to employees in the state, the company said.
"We are thrilled to be opening our first fulfillment center in the great state of Louisiana. We are grateful for the strong support we've received from local and state leaders as we expand our footprint in Louisiana," said Alicia Boler Davis, Vice President of Global Customer Fulfillment at Amazon.
"You don't become the world's largest online retailer without making a series of well-reasoned strategic investments, and Amazon's selection of Carencro for its new fulfillment center is a testament to this," said Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards.
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