Amazon plans to open its first fulfillment center in the state of Louisiana in Carencro. The new fulfillment center, which is anticipated to launch in 2021, will create over 500 new, full-time jobs. In the new one million square-foot fulfillment center, Amazon associates will pick, pack, and ship bulky or larger-sized customer items such as patio furniture, outdoor equipment, or rugs.
“We are thrilled to be opening our first fulfillment center in the great state of Louisiana. We are grateful for the strong support we’ve received from local and state leaders as we expand our footprint in Louisiana. Every day at Amazon, incredible employees come together to deliver magical experiences for customers and we look forward to creating over 500 new, full-time jobs for the local community, with industry-leading pay and comprehensive benefits starting on day one,” said Alicia Boler Davis, Vice President of Global Customer Fulfillment at Amazon.
“You don’t become the world’s largest online retailer without making a series of well-reasoned strategic investments, and Amazon’s selection of Carencro for its new fulfillment center is a testament to this,” added Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards.
From 2010-2019, Amazon has invested more than $250 million in Louisiana, including infrastructure and compensation to employees in the state. The company’s investments in the state contributed an additional more than $220 million into the state’s economy over that same time period.
Using methodology developed by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, Amazon estimates its investments have created an additional 750+ indirect jobs on top of the company’s current 1,500+ full- and part-time direct hires. Amazon currently operates three delivery stations and seven Whole Foods Market locations in Louisiana.
Amazon’s worldwide fulfillment network supports businesses of all sizes through its Fulfillment by Amazon offering, and many of those local businesses are based in Louisiana. There are over 14,500 independent authors and small and medium-sized businesses in the state growing their businesses and reaching new customers with Amazon.