SAN ANTONIO – Amazon is boosting its presence in South Texas with plans to open three new facilities in San Antonio and create more than 1,500 full-time jobs.
San Antonio’s size and proximity to Austin, Houston and other large cities appealed to the e-commerce behemoth.
“We’re excited to be continuing our growth in San Antonio, which is such a growing market in and of itself,” Amazon spokesman Daniel Martin said.
“We’re really seeing increased demand from customers, and we’re proud to be able to build out capacity to help meet that demand,” he added.
He added that when building a new facility, the company considers customer demand, an area’s workforce and whether there is strong support from local and state leaders to help us expand.
Employees at a 1 million-square-foot fulfillment center at 10360 U.S. 90 on the West Side will select, package and ship large items such as furniture and rugs.
That facility and a 350,000-square-foot delivery station at 8210 Aviation Landing on the Southeast Side are expected to open in 2021.
Source: Express News