By Colin Kellaher

 

Amazon.com Inc. on Tuesday unveiled plans to open its first fulfillment center in Little Rock, Ark., as well as a second delivery station in the state capital.

The Seattle e-commerce giant said the 825,000-square-foot fulfillment center in the Port of Little Rock will launch next year, creating more than 1,000 new, full-time jobs.

Amazon said it also plans to open a new 85,000-square-foot delivery station later this year that will create hundreds more permanent, full-time and part-time jobs. Such stations serve the so-called "last mile" of Amazon's order delivery process.

Little Rock city officials in April approved the sale of 80 acres at the Port of Little Rock to Amazon.

 

Write to Colin Kellaher at colin.kellaher@wsj.com

 

(END) Dow Jones Newswires

July 07, 2020 11:13 ET (15:13 GMT)

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