The Central Texas Amazon facility will generate 1,000 new jobs

WACO, Texas (KWTX) – A 700,000-square-foot robotic fulfillment center is building at Amazon, which will create 1,000 new jobs, pay a minimum of $ 15 an hour and include a wider budget and 20 weeks of maternal and paternal care . Paid leave, company officials said on Friday.

“We are excited for our future in Central Texas, and what it means for our customers as we continue to grow. We would like to thank local and state leaders for their strong support in making this project possible, ”said Alicia Boller Davis, Amazon’s vice president of global customer fulfillment.

The center, which is under construction on a site of more than 90 acres at 2000 Exchange Parkway west of Beckler Scott & White Hillcrest Medical Center, is scheduled to open next year.

“The facility is the latest milestone in a strong partnership between Amazon and Texas, and I look forward to seeing what the facility will bring to the Waco community,” said Greg Abbott, who was in Waco for the government’s official announcement on Friday he said.

The Greater Waco Chamber of Commerce, the Waco-McLennan County Economic Development Corp. and the Waco Industrial Foundation teamed up to attract Amazon.

This is a particularly exciting economic development success for Waco City and our entire region, ”said Waco Mayor Kyle Dever.

“Amazon’s investment and commitment to job growth at Waco will help propel our economic recovery,” he said.

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