Amazon will be opening a new fulfillment center in North Little Rock in 2021.
This new facility is expected to create more than 500 new, full-time jobs immediately. The 1 million square-foot facility is designed for picking, packing and shipping larger-sized customer items, including patio furniture, outdoor equipment, rugs and more.
“North Little Rock’s dedicated workforce and central location make it a perfect selection for Amazon’s newest distribution center,” Gov. Asa Hutchinson said in a statement. “I’m delighted that Amazon has once again decided to invest in Central Arkansas, creating job opportunities for hundreds of Arkansans, and I’m confident that North Little Rock will be a perfect fit for the company’s project.”
This is the newest facility that Amazon has planned for the greater Little Rock metro area. In July and August 2020, Amazon announced plans for a fulfillment center and a delivery station in the area. The 825,000 square-foot fulfillment center will be located at the Port of Little Rock and is expected to open in 2021. The delivery station is set to be located in Maumelle at 400 Sharkey Drive and will serve to receive packages from fulfillment centers and sortation centers and load the packages for final delivery.
“I am proud to see Pulaski County continuing to be an attractive market for business expansion,” Pulaski County Judge Barry Hyde said. “Amazon’s ongoing investment directly attributes to economic growth and job opportunities for the people of Pulaski County and all of Central Arkansas.
Amazon also has a distribution center at 2401 Interstate 30 and has a distribution center in North Little Rock, which was opened in 2018.
According to a news release, Amazon offers a $15 per hour minimum wage, as well as full medical, vision and dental insurance with a 401(k) with a 50 percent match.