Amazon Plans Clarksville, Tennessee, Fulfillment Center
The one-million-square-foot fulfillment center, which will house innovative Amazon technologies and energy efficient, zero-emission power industrialized truck equipment, is expected to launch in 2022.
“Amazon is proud to be part of the Clarksville community and make this investment toward workforce and economic advancement in the area. With starting pay of more than $15 an hour as well as comprehensive benefits including health, dental, and vision insurance, plus 401k, paid parental leave and more, we are excited to offer new opportunities to this talented local workforce,” Nikki Forman, Amazon spokesperson explained.
The Clarksville facility will be Amazon’s tenth fulfillment and sortation center in Tennessee and the fourth to be announced in the past 19 months. In 2020, the company committed to creating 1,000 jobs at new facilities in both Memphis and Mt. Juliet and most recently in February 2021, Amazon announced a new fulfillment center project in Alcoa, tacking on an additional 800 new jobs.
“We thank Amazon for choosing Clarksville for its fourth Tennessee fulfillment center in roughly 18 months and the 500 jobs that will be created as a result of this project. Tennessee continues to see growth and success from its partnership with this leading global corporation, and we appreciate the $13 billion invested and thousands of jobs created by Amazon in our state,” said Bob Rolfe, Commissioner of TNECD.
Amazon currently operates fulfillment and sortation centers in Charleston, Chattanooga, Lebanon, Memphis, Murfreesboro and Nashville. The company is in the midst of building Amazon Nashville, a new downtown office that will bring more than 5,000 tech and corporate jobs to Nashville.
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