OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — Last year, Amazon opened a delivery station in Omaha, the first Amazon facility in the state. Today, for the first time, they're giving us a chance to tour the operation with their "grand opening."
Governor Pete Ricketts and community members were on hand for the opening near 156th and Schram Road. This station has created 230 permanent, full-time and part-time jobs and powers job opportunities for hundreds of small businesses and independent contractors in the area.
In October, Amazon announced they would pay employees $15 an hour.
They say demand created a need for a facility in Nebraska.
"We have a lot of activity in Nebraska and growing activity and we needed more capabilities, more capacity, and we needed to bring even more speed and more services to our customers," said Bernard De Guillebon, Amazon Regional Operations Director.
During today's event, Amazon also donated $10K worth of items to Lift Up Sarpy County, who are assisting local families with relief following the floods.