Amazon is to create 600 new jobs at a new fulfillment center in New Mexico.
The company obscured Walmart last fall to become the world’s largest retail seller outside of China and is now in need of more distribution space.
This led to a proposal to construct a huge fulfillment center in Los Lunas, which will eventually employ more than 600 full-time workers.
The announcement comes a little over two years after Amazon broke building on its first New Mexico fulfillment center on Albuquerque’s West Side, which employs approximately 3,500 part-time and full-time workers.
Workers at the Los Lunas plant will pick, pack, and ship items for delivery, with an average beginning wage of $15 per hour, which is somewhat more than the existing average wage in Los Lunas’ industrial parks, which is around $13.50 per hour.
Amazon has come under fire for its treatment of warehouse workers. Officials in Los Lunas, on the other hand, are ecstatic about the investment, which promises hundreds of employment and a total economic effect of $300 million.
Mayor Charles Griego said: “Our ability to create more employment opportunities for our local families could not have come at a better time and we are beyond excited to have Amazon become another great community partner,”
Los Lunas is cherishing a decades-long vision of starting a vibrant industrial corridor.