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Amazon to build center in Papillion, bringing 1,000 jobs

October 27, 2020 GMT

PAPILLION, Neb. (AP) — Amazon officials said the company plans to build a center in Papillion that will eventually bring about 1,000 full-time jobs to the region.

The e-commerce company announced on Tuesday it plans to open the center sometime next year. Employees will make a minimum of $15 an hour, The Lincoln Journal-Star reported.

Mike Flannery, director of regional operations at Amazon, said the 700,000-square-foot fulfillment center will use workers and robot assistants to fill orders.

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David Brown, president and CEO of the Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce, said an economic impact study estimated the Amazon center will have a more than $200 million annual economic impact on the region.