Amazon.com, Inc. today announced plans to open a second fulfillment center in Haslet, TX, north of Fort Worth, the Internet retailer’s fourth customer order and shipping center in the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan and the sixth in the Lone Star State.
The 1 million-square-foot Haslet facility will add 1,000 full-time positions to Amazon’s Texas workforce for a total of 9,000 employees, the company said in a release.
Amazon began shipping customer orders at its existing Haslet facility in 2013, and the Seattle-based company’s other centers are located in Coppell, southern Dallas and Schertz, TX, with a fifth now under construction in San Marcos. Amazon also operates three sortation centers in the state, in Irving, Houston and San Antonio.
Amazon employees will pick, pack and ship smaller customer items, such as books, electronics and toys at the new Fort Worth-area facility.