The Oklahoma Eagle Newswire
Amazon’s new fulfillment center in Tulsa is officially open for business along with two new delivery stations in Oklahoma City. Amazon welcomed new employees inside of the 600,000 square-foot Tulsa fulfillment center at 4040 N 125th E Ave. for the first time this week to celebrate its Day One of operation.
The state-of-the-art fulfillment center will employ more than 1,500 full-time associates who will work alongside innovative technology created by Amazon Robotics. Employees at the fulfillment center will pick, pack and ship small items to customers such as books, household items and toys.
Amazon is also proud to announce two new delivery stations in Oklahoma City have officially opened for business. Amazon welcomed new associates inside its 100,000 square-foot building at 6101 SW 44th Street in Oklahoma City and its 300,000 square-foot building at 6801 S Air Depot Blvd in Oklahoma City for the first time this week to celebrate Day One of operations. Delivery stations power the last mile of Amazon’s order fulfillment process. Packages are transported to delivery stations from Amazon fulfillment and sortation centers, and then loaded into vehicles for delivery to customers. The delivery stations will create hundreds of permanent, full-time and part-time jobs, in addition to offering entrepreneurs the opportunity to build their own small businesses delivering Amazon packages, and independent contractors the flexibility to be their own boss and create their own schedule delivering for Amazon Flex. To learn more, visit www.logistics.amazon.com and https://flex.amazon.com/.
On top of Amazon’s $15 minimum wage, the company offers full-time employees industry-leading benefits, which include comprehensive healthcare from day one, 401(k) with 50 percent match, up to 20 weeks paid parental leave and Amazon’s innovative Career Choice program, which pre-pays 95% of tuition for courses in high-demand fields. In addition, Amazon has pledged to invest over $700 million to provide upskilling training for 100,000 U.S. employees for in-demand jobs. Programs will help Amazonians from all backgrounds access training to move into highly-skilled roles across the company’s corporate offices, tech hubs, fulfillment centers, retail stores, and transportation network, or pursue career paths outside of Amazon.
The company also invested approximately $4 billion from April through June on COVID-related initiatives to ensure its associates across the globe, including the associates who work across Amazon’s Oklahoma facilities, are safe. This includes spending more than $800 million in the first half of the year on safety supplies such as masks, hand sanitizer, thermal cameras, sanitizing wipes, gloves, adding disinfectant spraying in buildings and procuring COVID testing supplies. Additionally, Amazon has redeployed team members from their typical roles to perform safety-related tasks and audits at sites around the world from “social distancing ambassadors” to team members helping with temperature checks. Additional information on Amazon’s more than 150 new safety-related process updates can be found here.
The Tulsa fulfillment center and Oklahoma City delivery stations will continue hiring over the next few weeks. Hiring events and interviews are by appointment only and open positions will be posted every Friday until all positions have been filled. Interested candidates can visit https://amazon.force.com/ to learn more and apply online. Applicants may also text “TULSANOW” or “OKCNOW” to 77088 to receive text alerts about local job postings.