After months of speculation, Amazon hasconfirmed it will open a fulfillment center in Spokane Valley that the company says will bring 1,000 new full-time jobs to the area.
The 1.3 million-square-foot facility, at 18007 E. Garland Ave., is slated to open later this year. It will fulfill orders for larger items such as bulk cleaning supplies, paper goods, patio furniture, pet food and outdoor sports equipment.
Added to the existing 4,000 jobs at its Airway Heights fulfillment center, the 1,000 positions at the Spokane Valley operation would make Amazon the second-largest private employer and fourth-largest employer in Spokane County.
“We’re excited to continue our growth in the Spokane area,
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