Amazon.com has announced a second Coppell fulfillment center, marking the online retailer’s eighth Texas facility and big news for North Texas employment.
The Seattle-based firm already employs more than 10,000 full-time hourly associates at its five current Texas fulfillment centers and plans to create hundreds more full-time positions at the 1-million-square-foot Coppell facility just east of Grapevine at 2701 W. Bethel Road in Dallas County. Hiring is underway.
“Our ability to expand Texas operations within three short years is the result of two things: incredible customers and an outstanding workforce in the state,” said Akash Chauhan, Amazon’s vice president of North American operations, commenting in a news release.
“Customers are seeing on a regular basis Amazon’s customer obsession, innovative culture, and operational excellence – all of which are driven by the 10,000-plus Texans who work in Amazon fulfillment centers across the state. And we are excited to continue growing the team,” Chauhan said.
Elsewhere in the Lone Star State, Amazon currently fulfills customer orders in Coppell, Haslet, Dallas, Fort Worth, and Schertz, with upcoming facilities in San Marcos and Houston currently under construction.
Employees at the Coppell facility will pick, pack and ship larger customer items, such as big screen televisions, kayaks, and patio furniture. Area officials praised the facility.
“The city is thrilled that Amazon has decided to build a second fulfillment center in Coppell,” said Coppell Mayor Karen Hunt in a news release. “Adding hundreds of new, full-time jobs to the more than 1,000 they already provide is a demonstration of their commitment to the city.”
Dallas County Commissioner Mike Cantrell also weighed in.
“With thousands of employees at its fulfillment centers here in the county, Amazon has become an important part of our community,” Cantrell said.
Full-time Amazon employees earn what the company called competitive hourly wages and a comprehensive benefits package, including healthcare, 401(k) and company stock awards, starting on day one. Those interested in employment opportunities at the new Coppell facility may visit www.amazon.com/coppelljobs.