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SAN MARCOS (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — Amazon.com Inc. plans to build a fifth fulfillment center in Texas.
An Amazon.com statement Thursday said about 1,000 full-time jobs will be created in San Marcos, 30 miles south of Austin.
Employees at the 855,000 square-foot San Marcos fulfillment center will pick, pack and ship smaller customer items, such as books, electronics and toys.
Amazon.com in June announced plans for a fulfillment center in Dallas, which remains under construction. The 500,000 square-foot Dallas fulfillment center will process smaller items, such as books, electronics and consumer goods.
When the Dallas announcement was made, Amazon’s vice president of North America operations, Mike Roth, said, “Our growth in Texas has been a team effort between the amazing workforce in the state and the incredible support we have received from local communities.”
Seattle-based Amazon.com’s other fulfillment centers include North Texas locations in Coppell and Haslet and another in Schertz.
The company currently has more than 3,500 full-time workers in Texas.
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