Amazon.com Inc. (Nasdaq: AMZN), Seattle, this week announced plans to open its first fulfillment center in the state of Louisiana in Carencro, outside Lafayette.
The new, 1 million-square-foot fulfillment center, which is anticipated to launch in 2021, will create over 500 new, full-time jobs.
“We are thrilled to be opening our first fulfillment center in the great state of Louisiana,” said Alicia Boler Davis, vice president of global customer fulfillment at Amazon. “We are grateful for the strong support we’ve received from local and state leaders as we expand our footprint in Louisiana. Every day at Amazon, incredible employees come together to deliver magical experiences for customers and we look forward to creating over 500 new, full-time jobs for the local community, with industry-leading pay and comprehensive benefits starting on day one.”