Amazon confirms Valley distribution center Company to employ 5,000 in Spokane area after facility opens
Amazon.com Inc. has confirmed the new 1.6 million-square-foot fulfillment center currently underway in Spokane Valley will be a new “nonsort” facility for the massive Seattle-based e-commerce retailer.
The new facility, which boasts a price tag over $150 million and for months has been dubbed Project Fireball, is expected to create an additional 1,000 jobs, according to a press release from the company. Currently, the company employs more than 4,000 people in the Spokane area.
At 5,000 total expected jobs in Spokane, that will make Amazon one of the top four employers here, according the Journal’s Largest Spokane County Employers list. The only employers with more workers, as of Nov. 1, 2020, are Fairchild Air Force Base, at 6,560 employees; Providence Health Care, with 6,145 employees; and the state of Washington, with 5,838.
The site for the new facility is located at 18007 E. Garland. Permits were issued for the massive construction project earlier this month, according to records on file with the city of Spokane Valley. It’s expected to open later this year…Read more