Amazon has announced on December 22nd that they plan on opening two brand new fulfillment centers and a new delivery station in San Antonio. All three operations will provide over 1,500 full-time jobs for locals that have “competitive pay, outstanding benefits, and training programs for in-demand careers.”
One of the three facilities will be located at Brooks, which is in District 3. The 350,000 square-foot delivery station is expected to launch at 8210 Aviation Landing in 2021 and will create both full-time and part-time jobs. This addition will be adding the opportunity for small businesses delivering Amazon packages and independent contractors the flexibility to be their own boss and create their own schedule for Amazon Flex. Most Flex drivers earn $18 – 25 an hour according to their website.
“San Antonio’s diverse industries, skilled workforce, and sustainable infrastructure make us resilient and we are ready to support significant growth from tech-focused companies like Amazon,” said Mayor Ron Nirenberg, City of San Antonio. “We look forward to supporting Amazon as they grow and hire more than 1,500 San Antonians.”
“This announcement is a great way to head into the New Year, during a time where we have needed some good news. I am thrilled Amazon has invested in and selected District 3 for their delivery station,” stated Councilwoman Viagran. “I have always been a champion for my District both as District 3 Council Member and as Chair of the Economic & Workforce Development Committee. Amazon’s planned delivery station at Brooks further indicates that District 3 is an invaluable asset for San Antonio. The hundreds of additional jobs at Amazon will create more opportunities for residents to live, work and play in the Southside. This announcement reinforces the City’s commitment to investing in a skilled workforce. Over the past several years, District 3 has been the centerpiece for new economic generation for the City of San Antonio with several major companies announcing creation or expansion of new facilities in the Southside, we are happy to have Amazon join this illustrious group bringing jobs to San Antonians.”
A delivery station is where Amazon’s packages are transported to delivery stations from the Amazon fulfillment and sortations centers, then they’re loaded into vehicles for delivery to customers addresses.