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Amazon To Open Fulfillment Center In Dallas

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DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) -- Amazon.com has announced plans to open a fourth Texas fulfillment center in Dallas.

The company currently has fulfillment centers in Coppell, Haslet, and Schertz, employing over 3,500 full-time employees.

"We are proud to continue creating hundreds of new full-time jobs in Texas that offer wages 30 percent higher than traditional retail stores and include comprehensive benefits on day one, bonuses and stock awards," said Mike Roth, Amazon's vice president of North America operations. "Our growth in Texas has been a team effort between the amazing workforce in the state and the incredible support we have received from local communities."

The new center will help Amazon meet increasing customer demand. The 500,000 square-foot Dallas fulfillment center will process smaller items, such as books, electronics and consumer goods.

"We are thrilled that Amazon chose Dallas as the location for its new fulfillment center," said Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings. "The company has been innovative in not only the level of technology it uses to get packages to our doorsteps, but also in its ability to create quality jobs for a diverse community throughout North Texas."

Amazon will offer hourly employees competitive wages and a tuition-reimbursement program. For more information about working at Amazon, visit the company's website.

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