Amazon to open new warehouse in Sumner

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Amazon employees at the more than 850,000 square-foot fulfillment center will pick, pack and ship large items for customers like household furniture, sporting equipment and gardening tools, to name a few. The 350,000-square-foot facility is already under construction and will be located off Theodore-Dawes Road near exit 13 on Interstate 10.

It is unclear when the facility is expected to open.

Amazon confirms that the sortation center will be the first customer fulfillment facility in the state. "Not only is this fulfillment center important to the community and its citizens, but is a testament to our seamless logistics infrastructure which is so critically important to companies like Amazon".

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Online retailer Amazon has announced plans to build a new facility that will bring 1,000 full-time jobs to Jackson County.

Programs for regular full-time employees also include Career Choice, where Amazon will pre-pay up to 95 percent of tuition for courses related to in-demand fields. The company is leasing the "Jefferson Mill Building F" in the business park.

No opening date was available but an Amazon spokeswoman said the company typically starts hiring one to two months prior to the opening.

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