Amazon to open sorting facility in Colorado

27 April 2016 (Last Updated April 27th, 2016 18:30)

Amazon has announced plans to open a new facility in Aurora, Colorado, in order to expand its footprint across the US.

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Amazon has announced plans to open a new facility in Aurora, Colorado, in order to expand its footprint across the US.

The 452,400ft² facility will function as a sorting centre, reported The Denver Post.

Amazon spokeswoman Ashley S Robinson was quoted by the publication as saying: "We are hiring for hundreds of associates for our new package sortation centre in Aurora."

The new facility will receive sealed packages, which will be sorted by zip code for delivery to US post offices.

"Aurora's location, workforce and business-friendly environment were key ingredients in attracting in the world's largest e-commerce retailer to our city."

Aurora eonomic development council president and CEO Wendy Mitchell was quoted by Denver business Journal as saying: "Aurora's location, workforce and business-friendly environment were key ingredients in attracting in the world's largest e-commerce retailer to our city."

Earlier this week, the company revealed plans to open a new fulfilment centre in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex, bringing the total number of the company's centres in Texas to six.

With more than 8,000 employees, the Texas fulfillment centres are located in Coppell, southern Dallas and Schertz, with a fifth currently under construction in San Marcos.


Image: The 452,400ft² facility will function as a sorting centre. Photo: courtesy of franky242 via freedigitalphotos.net.