Amazon to open second robotics distribution center in Louisiana
Amazon is investing $ 200 million to open a new robotic distribution center in the US state of Louisiana, Governor John Bel Edwards and the company said on Wednesday.
“We are excited to expand our operations in the heart of Louisiana and would like to thank the local community and all state and local leaders for their support in making this project possible,” said Bri Tye, Regional Director of Operations at Amazon.
Baton Rouge’s latest robotic distribution center will feature contemporary robotic technology, inventory and shipping operations in a multi-level building. At the new 820,000 square foot robotic facility in Baton Rouge, Amazon employees will select, pack and ship customers’ small orders, such as books, toys, electronics and other household items, as well as the latest robotic technologies.
The new facility in Louisiana, slated to open by December 2022, will create more than 1,000 new full-time jobs with a starting salary of $ 15 per hour and full benefits from day one.
Full-time Amazon employees enjoy full benefits, including full medical, eye, and dental insurance, as well as a 401 (k) with 50 percent match with the company. In addition, the company also offers up to 20 weeks of paid maternity and parental leave and innovative benefits such as Leave Share and Ramp Back to new parents.
“Today’s announcement by Amazon reveals a new chapter in that story, as Baton Rouge will now house a state-of-the-art Amazon robotics distribution center. I am proud to welcome this new investment to the region. from the capital of Louisiana, and I thank Amazon for its continued investment in our great state – the third such investment in seven months, ”Governor John Bel Edwards said.
From 2010 to 2019, the e-commerce giant invested more than $ 250 million in Louisiana, including infrastructure and employee compensation, contributing an additional $ 220 million to the state’s economy during this period. period.