Amazon plans to open its first Missouri fulfillment center, in St. Peters, near St. Louis; the center will employ more than 1,500 people who will have "opportunities to engage with Amazon Robotics in a highly technological workplace," the company said. The 800,000-square-foot fulfillment center will pick, pack and ship small items, including books, electronics and toys. Amazon currently operates a sortation center in Hazelwood.
Sanjay Shah, Amazon's v-p of North America customer fulfillment, said, "Our ability to expand in Missouri is the result of two things: incredible customers and an outstanding workforce. Amazon is committed to providing great opportunities for employment and creating a positive economic impact for the region."
"All of us in St. Peters are excited to welcome Amazon to 'My Hometown' and we're looking forward to them joining the St. Peters family with 1,500 jobs for our region's well-trained workforce," said Mayor Len Pagano. "With Amazon's tremendous investment in our region and our commitment to facilitating quality economic development projects with our 'FasTrac' process we believe this will be one of their most successful projects--ever."