Amazon bets big on Nevada fulfillment infrastructure

Dan Berthiaume
Senior Editor, Technology
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Amazon is opening eight new customer fulfillment and delivery operations facilities across Nevada.

The sites are expected to create more than 2,000 permanent full- and part-time jobs. Amazon broke ground in October 2020 on an 855,000-sq.-ft. fulfillment center in North Las Vegas, which will create 1,500 new full-time jobs when it opens in 2021. The site will be the second fulfillment center in the state using Amazon robotic technology to help associates pick, pack and ship smaller items to customers.

The new sites also include five delivery stations that will support the last mile of Amazon’s order fulfillment process. The locations of the stations are:

•    Henderson – Delivery station opening in 2021.
•    Las Vegas – Delivery station opening in 2021.
•    North Las Vegas – Delivery station opened in September 2020.
•    Reno – Delivery station opened in October 2020.
•    Reno – “AMXL” fulfillment center / delivery station opening in 2021. This site supports the fulfillment and delivery of large products, from TVs to couches, shipped by drivers employed by Amazon’s delivery service partners or national third party carriers.

Additionally, Amazon has hired hundreds of employees to support two other facilities in North Las Vegas:
•    Merch by Amazon – opened in September 2020. This service enables brands, independent artists, and small businesses to upload custom content printed on demand on apparel and electronics products when ordered by customers in Amazon’s stores.

•    Print on Demand – opened in October 2020. This site supports authors and publishers with Print on Demand, a service through which books are made on-demand when Amazon customers place an order. 

“Amazon is proud to continue investing in the state of Nevada, where we opened our first fulfillment center in Fernley more than 20 years ago,” said Alicia Boler Davis, Amazon’s VP of global customer fulfillment. “We’re excited to create more than 2,000 new full- and part-time jobs across the state with highly competitive pay, benefits from day one and training programs for in-demand jobs.”

Amazon currently operates 11 sites in Nevada that support customer fulfillment and delivery operations, employing more than 10,500 full- and part-time employees across the state.