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Deal to bring new Amazon fulfillment center to Alabama finalized

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It's official! The deal to bring a new Amazon fulfillment center to Bessemer is finalized.

The center should open in July of 2019 and bring at least 1,500 new jobs to the area with benefits beginning day one. The facility will be built near Bessemer High School off Powder Plant Road.

Watch the official announcement in full below:

“Alabama has a talented workforce and we look forward to making a positive economic impact in a state where we are committed to providing great job opportunities and an exceptional customer experience,” said Mark Stewart, Amazon’s Vice President of North America Customer Fulfillment.

The center will work alongside technology created by Amazon Robotics. Employees at the center will pick, pack and ship small items to customers

According to release from Amazon regarding the announcement, full-time employees receive a comprehensive benefits package including healthcare, 401(k) and company stock awards immediately.

Jefferson County Commissioner Jimmie Stephens says "The I's are dotted. The T's are crossed."

Mayor Kenneth Gulley says Amazon’s $325 million to build a 855,000 square-foot facility is the largest single private investment in Bessemer’s 131-year history. The hiring process will take place from July-October. Bessemer will use Old City Hall/Civic Center to host job fairs in coming months.

The Birmingham Business Alliance (BBA) says the new Amazon facility will bring an economic impact of $700 million to Bessemer.

Interested candidates can visit www.amazondelivers.jobs.


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