Seattle–Amazon’s new delivery station in Everett, Washington is officially open for business. Associates were welcomed inside the state-of-the-art building to celebrate day one of operation in January. The delivery station at 6617 Associated Blvd will create hundreds of full and part-time associate jobs, all paying at least $15 per hour, as well as hundreds of driver opportunities through Amazon’s Delivery Service Partners and Amazon Flex.
Amazon has more than 250 delivery stations in the U.S. that power the last mile of Amazon’s order process and ensure packages get to customers as promised. Packages are shipped to a delivery station from neighboring Amazon fulfillment and sortation centers, loaded into delivery vehicles and delivered to customers. This new delivery station will use Amazon Robotics to help associates safely and efficiently sort packages as they make their way to customers.
“We are thrilled that an innovative company like Amazon is expanding its footprint in our community where we have an advanced-manufacturing workforce perfectly suited to support their needs,” said Everett Mayor, Cassie Franklin. “Amazon understands that Everett is ready and able to get to work.”
As a part of the opening celebration and Amazon’s commitment to giving back to the communities in which it operates, Amazon is donating Chromebooks with built in Wi-Fi and hygiene kits to Cocoon House, a non-profit that serves youth experiencing homelessness and at-risk youth in Snohomish County. Amazon team members also plan to volunteer at the Cocoon House during the coming year.
Puget Sound Delivery Station Leases
Amazon Logistics has also signed several delivery station leases in the Puget Sound area, with plans to open an additional delivery station in Everett, as well as Frederickson, Lakewood and Maple Valley in 2021. Each of Amazon’s new standard delivery stations are now designed to meet the needs of our electric delivery vehicles. From physical layout to electrical design, delivery stations are being optimized for flexibility and scale as Amazon works to put 10,000 electric delivery vehicles on the road in 2022.
Newly announced delivery stations scheduled to open in 2021:
- 6300 Glenwood Avenue, Everett, WA
- 5509 Military Road East, Frederickson, WA
- 14902 Spring Street SW, Lakewood, WA
- Witte Rd SE & SE 231st Street, Maple Valley, WA
“We are excited that Amazon is expanding its footprint in Pierce County,” said Pierce County Executive, Bruce Dammeier. “The Amazon Delivery Stations in Frederickson and Lakewood will bring hundreds of additional jobs, revenue and growth to the County during a critical time when many have experienced job loss due to the pandemic.”
Amazon prioritizes the safety and health of its employees, and invested more than $10 billion USD in 2020 on COVID-19-related safety measures like temperature checks, masks, enhanced cleaning, gloves, sanitation stations and on-site testing, to name a few. A job at Amazon can be a springboard to an Amazon career or other opportunities. In 2020, Amazon promoted more than 35,000 employees in its operations network and continues to invest in the long-term career success of employees inside and outside of the company. Amazon was recently ranked #2 on the Forbes World’s Best Employers list.
Delivery Stations also offer entrepreneurs the opportunity to build their own business delivering Amazon packages, allowing independent contractors the flexibility to be their own boss and create their own schedule delivering for Amazon Flex.
Amazon in Washington State
Since 2010, Amazon has created more than 80,000 jobs in Washington and invested more than $98.8 billion across the state, including infrastructure and compensation. These investments have contributed an additional $87.7 billion to the Washington economy and have helped create more than 228,000 indirect jobs on top of Amazon’s direct hires – from jobs in construction and logistics to professional services. In addition, more than 48,000 independent authors and small and medium businesses in Washington are selling to customers in Amazon’s store, creating thousands of additional jobs across the state.