Edwardsville welcoming Amazon’s two fulfillment centers. Needs 1,000 employees

ST. LOUIS — Online retail giant Amazon announced that it would build two distribution centers in Edwardsville, bringing 1,000 new jobs and adding a big name to a growing distribution and logistics hub in the Metro East. Check for Amazon jobs here.

Known as “fulfillment centers,” the Amazon warehouse and distribution facilities service a growing cadre of online shoppers by storing and shipping goods to consumers who want them fast. One center will handle large items — big screen TVs, sports equipment or kayaks — while another will handle smaller items such as books and electronics.

Amazon has about 50 of the centers, and as online retail competition grows, the company is looking to meet the fast delivery times promised by its premium service, Amazon Prime.

READ MORE of this story at St. Louis Post-Dispatch by Lisa Brown. Photo courtesy of Amazon.

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