Amazon continues to expand its Louisville area footprint with the announcement of a new facility in the area of the Lanesville Business Park in Southern Indiana.
The eCommerce giant is opening a 270,000-square-foot sort center at 4677 Peter Schickel Way NE in Harrison County, Indiana. The facility is anticipated to create hundreds of new jobs after launching in 2022.
“We’re thrilled to announce a new state-of-the-art facility in Georgetown, which will allow us to deliver more packages, in a faster timeframe, to our customers across Kentuckiana,” said Andre Woodson, Amazon spokesperson. “We are committed to employing hundreds here in Indiana and offering a very competitive employment package with opportunities for long-term growth, advancement and post-secondary education.”
The company did not share a specific number of jobs.
Operations at the facility will include receiving inventory, sorting and shipping customer orders, and supporting network logistics. Sort centers are a critical part of the “middle mile,” or the stretch between Amazon sites before reaching the last-mile delivery to customers, the company said. Once packages leave Amazon Air hubs, gateways, and fulfillment centers, they are shipped to sort centers to be organized by zip code then sent to last-mile delivery stations before reaching the customers.
The average starting wage at Amazon is $18 per hour for roles in transportation and fulfillment. The company provides full-time employees benefits, including health vision and dental insurance, 401(k) with 50% company match and up to 20 weeks paid parental leave.