Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) plans to open its 10th Texas fulfillment center in Katy.
On Wednesday, the online retailing giant said the new Katy fulfillment center will create 1,000 new, full-time jobs.
Amazon started operations in Texas in 2013. The e-commerce company operates seven facilities in Coppell, Haslet, Dallas, Fort Worth, Schertz and San Marcos, where it has more than 10,000 full-time employees.
“We are excited to continue growing in Texas by creating an additional 1,000 full-time roles at this new fulfillment center in Katy,” stated Akash Chauhan, Amazon’s vice president of North American Operations.
“In fact, beyond the more than the thousands of employees who currently work for Amazon in Texas, more than 160,000 authors, sellers and developers in Texas are growing their businesses and reaching new customers on Amazon products and services,” Chauhan added.
New Amazon Fulfillment Center in Katy
Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) said that it will build the one million-square-foot fulfillment center in Katy.
The Katy fulfillment center will process larger-sized customer items, such as music equipment, sports gear, and electronics, the company said.
“We are honored Amazon chose Katy to be the location for their next fulfillment center, and we know the City of Katy will benefit from this relationship through increased job opportunities for our residents and their support of local Katy businesses,” Katy Mayor Fabol Hughes said in a statement. “We look forward to working with Amazon and the local team for years to come.”
Amazon Cutting Jobs at Quidsi
Meanwhile, Amazon plans to reduce the workforce at parenting products unit Quidsi as part of a business restructuring.
In a notice filed with New Jersey on Wednesday, the online retailing giant said that 263 jobs will be slashed at Quidsi this summer, Fortune reported.
Quidsi operates Diapers.com, Soap.com, and other websites.
“We have worked extremely hard for the past seven years to get Quidsi to be profitable and unfortunately we have not been able to do so,” Amazon said in a statement.
Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) were trading up 2.14% in the pre-market session on Thursday.