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Amazon adding 3 sites in Birmingham, Huntsville, Montgomery

November 9, 2021 GMT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — About 900 new jobs will be created as Amazon opens three new facilities near the Alabama cities of Montgomery, Huntsville and Birmingham, the company said Tuesday.

A 650,000-square-foot (60,387-square-meter) warehouse opening in Montgomery next year will provide more than 500 jobs as it receives products from vendors and sends them to fulfillment centers for shipment to customers, the Seattle-based company said in a statement.

A center for fulfilling orders for large items like home appliances will home in Limestone County near Huntsville in 2022, employing more than 250 people, and about 150 will be employed at a delivery station opening in greater Birmingham in November, Amazon said.

Amazon said it has spent more than $1 billion on infrastructure and employee compensation in Alabama while creating more than 9,000 direct jobs. Workers at the company’s warehouse in the Birmingham suburb of Bessemer defeated a union drive earlier this year.