Global E-commerce giant Amazon announced plans to open a new “sort center” in St. Louis, Missouri. The 270,000 sq. ft. facility will be used to sort packages prior to being sent to delivery stations or partner carriers for last-mile delivery to customers.
The new center is expected to create hundreds of new jobs in the region.
This new investment follows Amazon’s announcement late last year about plans to build a new distribution and fulfillment center in Republic, Missouri. Amazon previously expanded with its first fulfillment center in Missouri in 2018, creating more than 1,500 full-time jobs that provide employees with opportunities to engage with Amazon Robotics in a highly technological workplace. Amazon also operates a sortation center in Hazelwood, Missouri, where it employs hundreds of associates.
Missouri is a prime (see what we did there?) location for the E-commerce company due to its central location in the U.S., low cost of doing business, and highly-skilled labor force.