Amazon is planning to open an 820,000 square feet fulfillment center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The new robotic fulfillment center will be utilized to pack and ship smaller items such as books, electronics, toys, and other household items.
The eCommerce giant expects to create more than 1,000 new, full-time jobs in the area with the opening of the fulfillment center.
The announcement comes just a month after Amazon announced plans to open another 650,000 square feet fulfillment facility in Louisiana, Chain Store Age reported.
Over the last decade, Amazon has invested more than $250 million in the state, including infrastructure and compensation, which has contributed an additional $220 million to the state’s economy during the time period.
“We’re a global business with local roots set firmly in the communities in which we live, work, and play. From the local jobs we bring, to the local people we employ, train, and upskill—our business is made up of people from the communities like Baton Rouge,” said Bri Tye, regional director of operations at Amazon. “We’re excited to be growing our operations in the heart of Louisiana and want to thank the local community and all of the state and local leaders for their support in making this project possible.”