Governor Colyer Tuesday morning attended the Grand Opening of the Amazon fulfillment center in Kansas City, KS. The Kansas City fulfillment center opened in July 2017 and currently employs more than 2,000 full-time associates.

“Any time a business decides to make a new investment in Kansas, it’s a good day for our state and our citizens,” said Governor Colyer. “Kansas is a vibrant state full of people eager to work and Amazon has seen that. They have shown that when they invest, it isn’t just about money, it’s about making the community and the world a better place. We are proud to have them as partners here in Kansas.”

Amazon employees pick, pack and ship small items to customers such as books, electronics and toys. The facility features innovative technology such as Amazon Robotics that assist employees in fulfilling customer orders.

Those employed at the fulfillment center have access to a program called Career Choice which provides training to further careers in areas such as robotics or engineering.

Amazon has more than 2,500 full-time employees in Kansas and fulfillment facilities across the state including:

  • Edgerton fulfillment center;
  • Kansas City fulfillment center;
  • New Century fulfillment center; and
  • Lenexa sortation center.