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Amazon Plans to Open Fulfillmen Center in St. Peters
ST. PETERS, MO, (SLFP.com), March 11, 2018 - Amazon.com, Inc. has announced plans for the first Missouri fulfillment center to be located in St. Peters, creating more than 1,500 full-time jobs with benefits and opportunities to engage with Amazon Robotics in a highly technological workplace. Amazon currently operates a sortation center in Hazelwood, where it employs hundreds of associates.
"We're excited to continue growing our team with our first, state-of-the-art fulfillment center in Missouri," said Sanjay Shah, Amazon's Vice President of North America Customer Fulfillment. "Our ability to expand in Missouri is the result of two things: incredible customers and an outstanding workforce. Amazon is committed to providing great opportunities for employment and creating a positive economic impact for the region."
Amazon employees at the more than 800,000 square foot fulfillment center will pick, pack and ship small items to customers such as books, electronics and toys. The facility will feature innovative technology such as Amazon Robotics that will assist employees in fulfilling customer orders.
"Amazon's choice to locate in Missouri speaks to our strength as North America's logistics center," Rob Dixon, Director of Missouri's Department of Economic Development said. "Our central location, international airports and extensive highway, rail and river networks position Missouri as an ideal location for this new facility."
"We are excited to congratulate Amazon for yet another investment in Missouri," said Steve Johnson, CEO of Missouri Partnership. "Amazon is a great partner to Missouri and it was an honor to be a part of the Missouri team. We are thrilled they will be creating jobs and investing to improve the lives of Missouri citizens."
Full-time employees at Amazon receive competitive hourly wages and a comprehensive benefits package including health insurance, disability insurance, 401(k) and company stock awards starting on day one. 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 with their growing families.
"All of us in St. Peters are excited to welcome Amazon to 'My Hometown' and we're looking forward to them joining the St. Peters family with 1,500 jobs for our region's well-trained workforce," said St. Peters Mayor Len Pagano. "With Amazon's tremendous investment in our region and our commitment to facilitating quality economic development projects with our 'FasTrac' process we believe this will be one of their most successful projects - ever."
Amazon also offers full-time employees innovative programs like Career Choice, where the company will pre-pay up to 95 percent of tuition for courses related to in-demand fields, regardless of whether the skills are relevant to a career at Amazon. Since the program's launch, over 12,000 employees have pursued degrees in game design and visual communications, nursing, IT programming and radiology, to name a few.
Grove Collaborative announces plans to create 210 jobs in St. Peters
ST. PETERS, MO, (SLFP.com), March 11, 2018 - Grove Collaborative, a high-growth natural home focused platform delivering products directly to consumers, has announced plans to open a new fulfillment center in St. Peters, Missouri.
The new 137,000 square foot facility represents $3,708,500 in total capital investment, and will create 210 new jobs in the region over the coming years.
"We're thrilled to open our newest and largest fulfillment center in St. Peters," Grove Founder and CEO Stuart Landesberg said. "Our Missouri hub will allow us not only to provide our community with faster service, but also serve as a catalyst for innovation across our supply chain. Grove is a people-focused business, and I could not be more excited to partner with the St. Peters community as we continue to grow."
"Business is booming in St. Peters and we're excited to welcome Grove Collaborative to 'My Hometown' with more than 200 jobs for our region's well-trained workforce," St. Peters Mayor Len Pagano said. "Because of the hard work of our FasTrac team in St. Peters along with the EDC of St. Charles County, St. Louis Regional Chamber, State of Missouri and Missouri Partnership we're bringing an outstanding company like Grove Collaborative to our region with more new jobs and that's a win for everyone."
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