Amazon announced today that it intends to open three new fulfillment centers in Texas, which the company says will create over 1,000 new jobs in the state. They'll be located in Coppell, Haslet and Schertz.
“We appreciate the state and local elected officials who have helped us make this exciting investment in the state of Texas," said Mike Roth, Amazon’s vice president of North American fulfillment.
Texas Comptroller Susan Combs said, “We’re pleased Amazon is investing in Texas by bringing three fulfillment centers and more than 1,000 jobs to our state. I thank Amazon for working with us—making it possible to bring new jobs and revenue to the state of Texas.”
The mayor of each city shared similar sentiments.
“This is the biggest economic development partnership announcement in the history of our city,” said Haslet Mayor Bob Golden. “The jobs and potential tax base that this development will bring to our community is a major milestone in our city’s growth.”
“Amazon, coming to Coppell, complements our strategy of building a quality business base that supports the community and the region,” said Coppell Mayor Karen Hunt. “We are thrilled Amazon chose Coppell for a new fulfillment center. We recognize their large capital investment and new jobs brought to this area.”
Schertz Mayor Michael Carpenter added, “We are thrilled to formally and officially welcome Amazon to Schertz. The investment Amazon is making in our community is significant, and it is a manifest expression by yet another highly successful and well-respected company that Schertz is a great place to do business.”
Amazon says its fulfillment center jobs pay on average 30% more than traditional retail jobs (not including stock grants).
Last week, Amazon also announced that it will be opening a new California fulfillment center in Tracy.
The company reported its Q4 and full-year 2012 earnings on Tuesday, missing analysts' estimates, with a 22% increase in net sales, but a 45% decrease in net income.