Amazon Logistics Plans Two Delivery Stations in Birmingham, Alabama
The delivery station, expected to be open in 2021, will also offer a number of part-time positions and around 200 contract drivers.
According to Amazon, the stations will power Amazon’s last-mile delivery capabilities to speed up deliveries for customers in the Birmingham metro area, the company said. The Bessemer facility will be located at John Hawkins Parkway and Lakeshore Parkway.
“We are excited to continue to invest in the state of Alabama with two new delivery stations that will provide efficient delivery for customers and create hundreds of job opportunities,” said Amazon’s Owen Torres. “These delivery stations represent Amazon’s unwavering commitment to safety, technological innovations and skilled teams who are obsessed with delivering for our customers.”
“With a large-scale fulfillment center already operating in Jefferson County, Amazon's decision to open delivery centers in Bessemer and Birmingham shows that the internet retail giant sees Central Alabama as a prime location to energize its growth," said Secretary of the Alabama Department of Commerce Greg Canfield.
The Birmingham Business Alliance said it has worked with Amazon since 2018, when it announced it would bring a fulfillment center to the Birmingham region.
“The Birmingham Business Alliance has enjoyed our relationship with Amazon since it first looked to our region as a location for its now operational, best-in-class fulfillment center,” said Jeff Traywick, vice president of economic development at the BBA. “We are happy to see Amazon’s continued growth with these delivery stations and the quality job opportunities that come with it. The local team, including U.S. Steel, Jefferson County, the Cities of Bessemer and Birmingham and our utility partners, have all worked hard to ensure the same high level of local support that they have become known for amongst our new and expanding industries.”
“A few years ago, Jefferson County intentionally recruited Amazon with the ‘Bring A to B’ initiative,” he said. “Since then, Amazon has announced multiple centers and thousands of jobs. We are thankful for Amazon’s continued partnership and positive impact on Jefferson County.”
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