Amazon this week announced plans for the first Mississippi fulfillment center to be located in Marshall County. Amazon says the facility will create 850 full-time jobs. Employees at the fulfillment center will pick, pack and ship household consumer goods.
“We are excited to bring our first fulfillment center to Mississippi, creating 850 full-time jobs with a $15 minimum hourly wage. We appreciate the state and local elected leaders who have supported Amazon’s entrance into Mississippi and we look forward to providing great job opportunities and exceptional customer experience.”
John Felton, Amazon’s Vice President of Global Customer Fulfillment
Amazon employees at the 554,000-square-foot fulfillment center will pick, pack and ship items such as lawn and garden products, toiletries, and other household consumer goods.
According to Amazon, on top of the $15 minimum wage, Amazon offers healthcare from day one, 401(k) with 50 percent match, up to 20 weeks paid parental leave and Amazon’s innovative Career Choice program, which pre-pays 95% of tuition for courses in high-demand fields.
“Mississippi’s teamwork at the federal, state and local levels, Marshall County’s proximity to a distribution hub and the region’s skilled workforce were instrumental in Amazon’s decision to locate its new fulfillment center in our state. The Mississippi Development Authority, in conjunction with Marshall County, Marshall County Industrial Development Authority and Tennessee Valley Authority, is proud to support Amazon as the company creates 850 career opportunities for the people of North Mississippi.”
Glenn McCullough Jr., Mississippi Development Authority’s Executive Director