Amazon announced that it began the process of hiring 2,500 full-time employees for its new Amazon FBA fulfillment center in Houston, expected to open this summer. This marks the seventh facility the company will house in Texas.
The Houston fulfillment center will also include hundreds of robotics technology units designed to quickly retrieve inventory for their human counterparts tasked with the expeditious packing and shipping of items, according to the Houston Chronicle. Currently, the company has more than 80,000 of these units operational in roughly 25 of their facilities nationwide.
Since 2013, Amazon’s fulfillment workforce has exploded in Texas to include more than 10,000 full-time workers across seven facilities located in Dallas, Fort Worth, Haslet, Schertz, San Marcos, Coppell, and Houston, the last of which remains under construction. Amazon also employs more than 500 associates in its Austin corporate office and they say they have openings for hundreds more.
As a global hub for distribution and logistics, Houston is well-positioned to support the company’s continued growth.