Amazon to open new fulfillment center in Kent

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KENT — Amazon announced plans to open a new fulfillment center in Kent. The brand new, nearly 1 million-square-foot center will create hundreds of new jobs when it opens.

This will be Amazon’s fourth fulfillment center in the state. Other centers are located in Sumner and Bellevue, and a site in DuPont still under construction.

“We’re excited to bring hundreds of great full-time jobs with benefits to Kent and proud to further invest in Washington state with this new fulfillment center,” said Mike Roth, Amazon’s vice president of North America operations. “We are grateful to local and state elected officials who have supported Amazon in bringing a new fulfillment center to the state of Washington.”

At the facility, Amazon employees will pick, pack and ship small items to customers such as books, electronics and consumer goods.

“Amazon’s decision to invest in Kent is a tremendous vote of confidence in our community,” said Kent Mayor Suzette Cooke. “This announcement signifies we have the infrastructure, the workforce and the business-friendly climate needed to support a company like Amazon. This bodes well for Kent’s future in attracting high-tech industries.”

IDS Real Estate Group and Clarion Partners are building the site as part of a joint venture. To learn more about working at an Amazon fulfillment center, visit www.amazonfulfillmentcareers.com.

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