Amazon.com announced today that it plans to open a fulfillment center in Sumner this summer. The facility will bring hundreds of new, full-time jobs to town.
The new location will be located on 140th Ave. E., between 16th St. E. and 24th St. E. in Sumner's industrial district.
“We couldn’t be more pleased,” said Sumner Mayor Dave Enslow. “Not only do people in Sumner and eastern Pierce County need jobs, but they need quality jobs close to home from good employers. Amazon fits that bill beautifully.”
Amazon announced plans to open in Sumner after a hiring boom last quarter and on the heels of canceling the opening of a fulfillment center in South Carolina. Geekwire has the full story here.
According to Amazon’s website, fulfillment centers are staffed 24 hours a day and are “modern, secure facilities with highly automated pick, pack and ship processes” to help the online store fulfill orders.
Full-time, hourly openings include roles in picking, packing and receiving/shipping. Management roles include positions in operations, safety, human resources and technical support. Seasonal positions will also be available during the holiday rush. Amazon is now accepting applications to fill the vacancies.