Amazon has announced plans to open a fulfilment centre in Mt. Juliet, Tennessee. The site, which is anticipated to launch in late 2021, will create more than 1,000 new, full-time jobs with plans to engage with advanced robotics. The company currently has fulfilment and sortation centres in Charleston, Chattanooga, Lebanon, Murfreesboro, Memphis and Nashville.
“As Wilson County recovers from recent tornadoes and the COVID-19 crisis, Amazon’s new 1,000-job facility is a tremendous development for Mt. Juliet. Tennessee has established itself as a logistics hub, and Amazon’s significant investment promises to help Wilson County and Middle Tennessee’s economy rebound,” stated Tennessee Governor Bill Lee.
The Mt. Juliet facility will be Amazon’s second fulfilment centre in Tennessee to use innovative robotics technology and the company’s seventh fulfilment centre in the state. Amazon employees at the more than 855,000 sq ft fulfilment centre will pick, pack and ship smaller customer items, such as books, electronics and consumer goods.
“Tennessee is a great state for business and gives us the opportunity to better serve our customers in the region,” said Alicia Boler Davis, Amazon’s vice president of global customer fulfilment. “We are excited about our growth and remain committed to creating a positive economic impact in the region with job opportunities with great pay and industry-leading benefits.”