Amazon set to build fulfillment center in OKC

June 12, 2018 by  

Oklahoma City will be home to the first Amazon fulfillment center in the state.

The online retail giant disclosed the location of its first Oklahoma 600,000 square foot fulfillment center, which will bring over 1,500 jobs by next year’s end.

According to Customer Fulfillment Vice President for Amazon in North America Mark Stewart, Oklahoma City has dedicated workers, which makes him eager to build the center, create jobs, and commit to being a positive part of the community. A press lease states that Amazon employees at the full-time level receive healthcare coverage, a 401(k), and many other benefits along with a competitive salary.

Mayor of Oklahoma City David Holt believes that the investment Amazon is putting into the city is reason to celebrate, although he notes that it will take commitment from the government on the local and state level as well as legislature and economic development organizations.

In September, residents voted to boost development, making the project a priority. Officials are Will Rogers World Airport are also thrilled for Amazon’s decision to build a fulfillment center in the city. Commercial areas like Lariat Landing were designed for opportunities like this, according to Mark Kranenburg, director of the airport.

Local Amazon employees will no doubt need business cards to promote their new jobs and enhance their networking opportunities.