Global online retail major Amazon is planning to open a fulfilment centre in Tulsa, Oklahoma, creating 1,500 full-time jobs in the region.
This will be the second centre for the company in the US state, following the recent announcement of South Oklahoma City fulfilment centre.
Covering more than 600,000ft2 of space, the centre will work alongside technology created by Amazon Robotics and will be issued to pick, pack and ship small items to customers such as books, household items and toys.
Amazon North America customer fulfilment vice-president Mark Stewart said: “We are excited to bring a second fulfilment centre to Oklahoma and work alongside the state’s incredible workforce.
“Support from local leaders has been instrumental in our ability to come to Oklahoma, and we are grateful for their collaboration to bring thousands of new jobs with benefits starting on day one.”
The online retailer worked alongside Oklahoma City department of commerce to bring the two projects to life. Seefried Industrial Properties is currently developing the Tulsa project.
In a separate development, Amazon and Whole Foods Market are offering savings for Prime members across ten new states, including Arizona, Georgia, Hawaii, Oregon, North Carolina and Washington.
From 13 June, Prime members will get exclusive offers on many popular products at 365 Whole Foods stores nationwide. Products available from the grocery chain include organic yellow nectarines and peaches, made-in-house pork sausage, yellowfin tuna steaks, as well as Annie’s Natural Macaroni and Cheese.
Customers can avail the savings by placing orders through the Whole Foods Market app and Prime Now.