Written by Phil Cerroni
The City of Coppell is pleased to announce that Amazon, the world’s largest online retailer, will open a one-million-square-foot fulfillment center in Coppell at 940 W. Bethel Road. Amazon will open three fulfillment centers in the state of Texas, adding about 1,000 jobs statewide.
“Amazon, coming to Coppell, complements our strategy of building a quality business base that supports the community and the region,” Mayor Karen Hunt said. “We are very thrilled that they have chosen Coppell for a new fulfillment center.”
The Coppell location will handle larger items such as televisions or furniture. Hillwood Development Company is building the project in Coppell.
According to company information, Amazon fulfillment center jobs pay on average 30-percent more than traditional retail jobs not including the stock grants full-time employees receive, which over the past five years have added an average of 9-percent to base pay annually. Amazon offers full-time benefits including healthcare.
Source: City of Coppell