BLUE SPRINGS, MO – The City of Blue Springs, Missouri and Amazon, are excited to announce Amazon plans to open a delivery center in Blue Springs. The delivery center, would be located at 2400 NE Coronado Drive, in the former Haldex facility and is expected to create much-needed new jobs.
“We are thrilled to announce that Amazon is coming to Blue Springs,” said Mayor Carson Ross. “This facility will not only bring jobs to Blue Springs but it also fills a vacant industrial building in our community. We are proud to see companies like Amazon investing in our community and creating more opportunities for our residents.”
The existing facility is approximately 70,000 square-feet and is currently being remodeled to accommodate Amazon’s process of receiving and sorting product for final delivery to customers. A 30,000 square-foot overhead canopy will be constructed to the rear of the building for loading. An additional 357 parking spaces will also be added to the rear and side of the building for van parking.
“We look forward to becoming part of the fabric of the Blue Springs community and are thrilled to be able to expand our operations in Missouri,” said Nikki Wheeler at Amazon. “Amazon is a great place to work and grow professionally. We’re grateful for the support we’ve received from local and state leaders and look forward to creating new, full-time jobs for the local community.”
Amazon plans to be fully operational by the end of 2021. The company expects to start hiring about two months before the facility opens. Those interested in jobs should visit www.Amazon.com/jobs.
On top of Amazon’s industry-leading $15 per hour starting wage, the company offers full-time employees comprehensive benefits including full medical, vision, and dental insurance as well as a 401(k) with 50 percent match starting on day one. Amazon prioritizes the safety and health of its employees and has invested millions of dollars to provide a safe workplace. The company also offers up to 20 weeks of maternal and parental paid leave and innovative benefits such as Leave Share and Ramp Back, which give new parents flexibility to support their growing families.
Amazon leverages its scale to help support local communities. Amazon has also pledged to invest over $700 million to provide upskilling training for 100,000 U.S. employees for in-demand jobs. The programs will help Amazon team members 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.
Amazon in Missouri:
- $780+ million invested in Missouri (2010-2019), including infrastructure and compensation to our employees
- $685+ million added into state GDP thanks to Amazon investments
- 8,500+ full- and part-time jobs created in Missouri—and we continue to hire (as of Q4 2020)
- 3,000+ indirect jobs created on top of our direct hires in the state (based on Input-Output methodology developed by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis)
- 24,500+ small and medium business sellers and independent authors in Missouri growing their businesses with Amazon
- 25,300+ charitable organizations that Amazon customers can support simply by shopping on AmazonSmile
Amazon's main investment in Missouri includes:
- 2 Fulfillment and sortation centers
- 1 Delivery station
- 4 Whole Foods Market locations
- 1 Air Gateway
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