Amazon.com Inc has announced plans to open its second Colorado fulfillment center in Thornton, which will be the first Amazon Robotics facility in the Centennial State. Amazon will create more than 1,500 new full-time associate roles at this facility.
"We are excited to continue growing in Colorado with the new Amazon Robotics fulfillment center in Thornton," said Akash Chauhan, Amazon's Vice President of North American Operations. "This facility will utilize Amazon Robotics, vision systems, and more than 20 years' worth of software and mechanical innovations. We are grateful for the support we have received from state and local leaders who have helped make this project possible."
Amazon employees will work alongside innovative technologies at the 855,000-plus square-foot fulfillment center picking, packing, and shipping smaller customer items, such as books, electronics and toys.
"We are pleased to continue working with Amazon as it grows and creates jobs in Colorado," said Governor John Hickenlooper. "Our talented workforce will have the opportunity to learn new, valuable skills with Amazon and work alongside innovative technology. We look forward to the great jobs with competitive wages and comprehensive benefits that Amazon will bring to the state."
"The City of Thornton is extremely excited Amazon chose to locate this state-of-the art facility in Thornton. Amazon's commitment to the communities where their fulfillment centers are located is impressive," said Thornton Mayor Heidi Williams. "They will be the largest employer in Thornton and represent the cutting edge of innovation in the e-commerce market. This highlights what a great location Thornton is for Fortune 500 companies and will continue to advance Thornton's employment center in the northern part of the City."
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