The center, expected to cost more than $100 million and open in the fall of 2013, will “create hundreds of job with full-time benefits,” the company says in its press release.
At the facility, employees will pick, pack and ship larger items. Amazon also has a military recruiting program and will hire at least 1,200 veterans in the coming year. DuPont is neighbors with Joint Base Lewis-McChord, one of the largest military installations on the west coast.
In October, Amazon announced that it was hiring 50,000 more seasonal workers for the holidays.
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