Amazon is planning to open a new fulfilment centre in Troutdale, Oregon, US, which will create more than 1,500 full-time jobs in the region.
The new 855,000ft² facility is the first of its kind in the state, where the company already operates a sortation centre and Prime Now hub.
Oregon governor Kate Brown said: “Amazon’s expansion in Oregon brings us great jobs with competitive wages and bright futures for its employees and communities.
“I’m committed to building a talented workforce that can take advantage of opportunities to work alongside innovative technology and have access to continuing education programming.”
At the new Troutdale fulfilment centre, employees will be responsible for picking, packing and shipping smaller customer items such as books, electronics and toys.
Troutdale mayor Casey Ryan said: “Troutdale has an excellent workforce, is strategically located to support Amazon’s growing customer fulfilment operations and we are thrilled to be long-term partners with this innovative company.
"Amazon has demonstrated it wants to work with our community to spur positive economic growth through job creation, partnership with local businesses and philanthropic activities, and we couldn’t be more thrilled.”
Trammell Crow Company and Clarion Partners wil be responsible for carrying out the project.
More than 40,000 authors, sellers and developers in Oregon are reaching new customers via Amazon products and services.