Amazon Loves Idaho, Now Building Sort Center in Boise
Amazon sure has love for the Treasure Valley. It seems like the marketplace giant just cut the ribbon at the Nampa fulfillment canter. Check out more about that in my previous article here... Now Amazon is ready for more and ready to employ more locals. The Nampa center is a fulfillment center for Amazon, whereas this will be the first sorting center for Idaho, they have over 100 in the US. They are expected to brake ground in east Boise in the Boise Gateway Industrial Park, south of the Boise Airport at the intersection of South Eisenman Road and Freight Street.
Once complete the 250,000 square foot center should make about 1000 more jobs available for the area. Amazon says they start at $15 an hour with benefit options. They are hoping to have it done and operational by the end of the year. My guess is they will aim for an October finish so it will be operational in time for next holidays.
"Amazon leverages its scale for good and makes investments to support communities," said Marcus Buford, Regional Director of Amazon Sort Center Operations. "Our growth in the Treasure Valley is the result of an outstanding workforce, strong local support, and incredible customers. We are proud to be adding new jobs to the more than 3,000 Amazonians already working in the state."
Check out more about jobs on the Amazon jobs listing website here.