Fri, 22 Jan 2021

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 3 (Xinhua) -- Amazon.com, Inc. on Thursday announced its plan to open a new fulfillment center in the U.S. state of Oklahoma.

The fulfillment center, which is anticipated to launch in 2021 in Oklahoma City, will create more than 500 full-time jobs.

In the new center covering one million square feet, Amazon associates will pick, pack and ship bulky or larger-sized customer items such as patio furniture, outdoor equipment, or rugs.

"We appreciate Amazon's continued investment in Oklahoma City and look forward to the positive impact their presence will have on future job creation and the overall economy," said Oklahoma City Mayor David Holt.

"These 500 jobs are particularly important as people who have lost jobs due to the pandemic are looking for long-term stable employment," said Roy Williams, president and CEO of the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber.

Since 2010, Amazon has created more than 4,000 jobs in Oklahoma and invested more than 650 million U.S. dollars across the state, including infrastructure and compensation to its employees, the company said.

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