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Amazon plans warehouse in Kent

on March 18, 2014

Future of Black America

The president traveled to an Amazon fulfillment center

Continuing its binge of new warehouse building, Amazon announced plans on Friday to open a warehouse in Kent, its fourth warehouse in Washington state.

By Jay Greene
Seattle Times business reporter

The company promised “hundreds” of full-time jobs at the new site, at 59th Place South and South 212th Street, where workers will pick, pack and ship small items to customers such as books and electronics.

A company spokeswoman didn’t disclose when Amazon plans to open the new facility, saying only that construction is expected to “move quickly.”

Amazon, which has more than 40 warehouses in the United States, has been adding them rapidly over the past few years, as it tries to bring its products closer to customers and reduce shipping times. Speedy delivery is a key competitive challenge for Amazon. While the company can often beat brick-and-mortar rivals on price…

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