Amazon announced plans to open a sixth Texas fulfillment center in Haslet, TX, making it the fourth Amazon fulfillment center in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Amazon currently employs more than 8,000 full-time hourly associates at its Texas fulfillment centers and plans to create 1,000 more full-time positions in the new Haslet facility when it opens.
In addition to its existing Haslet facility, which began shipping customer orders in 2013, Amazon’s other Texas fulfillment centers are in Coppell, Dallas and Schertz, with a fifth currently under construction in San Marcos. Amazon also operates three sortation centers in Texas, in Irving, Houston and San Antonio.
According to supply chain consultants MWPVL, Amazon operates 161 distribution, fulfillment and sortation centers in the U.S., totaling 68.9 million square feet, enabling it to deliver on its two-day delivery guarantee for an estimated 60 million domestic Amazon Prime members.
“We are excited to add another fulfillment center to the Dallas-Fort Worth region and to create additional full-time jobs with great pay and benefits,” said Akash Chauhan, Amazon’s Vice President of North American operations. “We are appreciative of the community, not just in Haslet but the entire Dallas area for its support of Amazon, its top-notch workforce and the customers who enable us to continually grow across the country.”
Amazon employees at the 1 million square-foot Fort Worth fulfillment center will pick, pack and ship smaller customer items, such as books, electronics and toys.