Amazon currently employs more than 7,000 in Arizona; new Tucson

facility will employ more than 1,500 associates

Between 2011 and 2016, Amazon’s investments in Arizona contributed

more than $900 million to the state’s economy, indirectly creating

18,000 additional jobs on top of the 7,000 the company employs directly

SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE), Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) today announced plans to open its first

fulfillment center in Tucson, creating more than 1,500 full-time jobs

with competitive hourly wages and a comprehensive benefits package

including healthcare, 401(k) and company stock awards starting on day

one. Amazon currently employs more than 7,000 full-time associates at

its four existing Arizona fulfillment centers and other facilities

throughout the state.

“Since we first broke ground in Arizona over 10 years ago, we have found

a network of support from community leaders to statewide officials, a

dedicated workforce and fantastic customers,” said Mark Stewart, Vice

President of Amazon’s North America Operations. “We’re excited to open a

new, state-of-the-art fulfillment center in Tucson and to continue

innovating in a state committed to providing great opportunities for

jobs and customer experience.”

Since 2007, Amazon has invested billions of dollars into its local

fulfillment center infrastructure and through compensation to thousands

of employees in the Grand Canyon State. Between 2011 and 2016, Amazon’s

investments in the state contributed an additional $900 million into

Arizona’s economy, and using methodology developed by the U.S. Bureau of

Economic Analysis, Amazon estimates its investments in the state have

created an additional 18,000 indirect jobs on top of the company’s

direct hires.

“Amazon’s selection of Tucson for this impressive new facility

demonstrates that southern Arizona has a lot to offer businesses in

terms of talent, location, pro-business environment and quality of

life,” said Governor Doug Ducey. “This project will create thousands of

new jobs and generate significant capital investment in the region. We

thank Amazon for its continued growth and investment in our state.”

Amazon employees at the more than 855,000-square-foot fulfillment center

will pick, pack and ship small items to customers such as books,

electronics, household items and toys.

“We see more and more international companies recognizing the advantages

Tucson has to offer as a logistics hub and gateway to Mexico. Very

pleased to welcome Amazon to Tucson,” said Mayor Jonathan Rothschild.

Pima County and Sun Corridor Inc. played an active role in bringing the

project to Tucson.

“Southern Arizona continues to attract industry leaders like Amazon

seeking the ideal location for their next phase of growth,” said Sandra

Watson, President and CEO of the Arizona Commerce Authority. “Amazon’s

continued expansion throughout Arizona with this new operation in Tucson

speaks to the company’s confidence in our state as an excellent place to

do business.”

Amazon offers full-time employees innovative programs like Career

Choice, where the company will pre-pay up to 95 percent of tuition for

courses related to in-demand fields, regardless of whether the skills

are relevant to a career at Amazon. Since the program’s launch, over

16,000 employees have pursued degrees in game design and visual

communications, nursing, IT programming and radiology, to name a few.

The project is being developed by Seefried Industrial Properties.

About Amazon

Amazon is guided by four principles: customer obsession rather than

competitor focus, passion for invention, commitment to operational

excellence, and long-term thinking. Customer reviews, 1-Click shopping,

personalized recommendations, Prime, Fulfillment by Amazon, AWS, Kindle

Direct Publishing, Kindle, Fire tablets, Fire TV, Amazon Echo, and Alexa

are some of the products and services pioneered by Amazon. For more

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