PAPILLION, Neb. (KMTV) — Amazon, along with various local and state officials, announced on Tuesday that it would be opening a new fulfillment center which promises to bring about 1,000 jobs to the area.
Initial development stages are already underway at the northeast corner of Highway 50 and 370 in Papillion. The 700,000 square foot site is expected to open in 2021.
“Today’s announcement by Amazon is exciting news for Nebraska. Our state’s wonderful people and welcoming communities continue to attract major investments to the Good Life. Amazon’s fulfillment center will grow Nebraska by creating 1,000 great jobs. Winning the project demonstrates our state’s resilience and economic vitality despite challenges.”
Members of the coalition that made the announcement, which is made up of local chamber and economic development groups, say, in addition to jobs, the new fulfillment center will also bring a big cash boost to the state.
“It’s no coincidence why Amazon chose Greater Omaha, and Sarpy County specifically," said David G. Brown, President and CEO, Greater Omaha Chamber. "This is a region that works together and aspires to more. When fully operational, this facility will add nearly $204 million to the local economy each year. That’s significant, and we’re excited and grateful for what’s ahead. Congratulations to everyone involved. We are proud to partner with you.”
In addition to a wage of $15 an hour, Amazon will also offer benefits to full-time employees and tuition reimbursement.
The fulfillment center is the latest in a string of investments the company has made in the Omaha area. In 2018, Amazon opened a delivery station in Omaha.
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