Amazon locating second consumer goods fulfillment center in North Mississippi, creating 500 jobs

Amazon’s second fulfillment center in North Mississippi will be located in Olive Branch.

Amazon locating second consumer goods fulfillment center in North Mississippi, creating 500 jobs
FILE - This Monday, July 8, 2019 file photo shows the Amazon Fulfillment warehouse in Shakopee, Minn. Amazon is on the hunt for workers. The online shopping giant is looking to fill more than 30,000 vacant jobs by early next year, and is holding job fairs across the country next week to find candidates. The job fairs will take place Sept. 17, 2019 in six U.S. cities: Arlington, Virginia; Boston; Chicago; Dallas, Texas; Nashville, Tennessee; and Seattle. (Source: AP Photo/Jim Mone, File)

DESOTO COUNTY, Miss. (WLBT) - Amazon is locating its second Mississippi fulfillment center in North Mississippi, creating 500 new full-time jobs at the facility. The DeSoto County fulfillment center will be located in Legacy Park in Olive Branch.

The company is leasing a 1-million-square-foot facility from which employees will ship large customer items, such as sports equipment, patio furniture, fishing rods, pet food, kayaks, bicycles and larger household goods.

“Amazon’s decision to locate a second consumer goods fulfillment center in North Mississippi is a tremendous milestone for DeSoto County and our entire state," said Governor Phil Bryant. “This announcement serves as a shining example to industry leaders around the globe that Mississippi plays to win. We offer a supportive business climate and integrated transportation network so companies with shipping needs, such as Amazon, can reach their customers in rapid time and remain a step ahead of their competition.”

In December 2018, Amazon announced it was locating a fulfillment center in Marshall County, creating 850 jobs over three years.

The Mississippi Development Authority and the DeSoto County Board of Supervisors are providing assistance for public road improvements surrounding the site and park. DeSoto County also will negotiate a fee-in-lieu agreement in support of the project.

“In just 10 months, Amazon has announced two Mississippi locations creating 1,300 careers for the people of North Mississippi. Amazon's new DeSoto County location is evidence of the fact that the Mississippi team works together to support extraordinary companies, enabling them to achieve their goals in our state,” said MDA Executive Director Glenn McCullough, Jr. “The Mississippi Development Authority, along with the DeSoto County Economic Development Council, DeSoto County and the DeSoto County Board of Supervisors, is proud to once again support one of the world's most innovative companies as Amazon brings another 500 career opportunities to Mississippians."

To learn more about working at an Amazon fulfillment center, interested candidates can visit their website.

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