The July 15 company announcement comes one day after Pflugerville City Council approved an economic development agreement between Amazon.com Services LLC and the Pflugerville Community Development Corp. to the tune of $3.8 million. The agreement applies to "off-site road infrastructure improvements, and for the purpose of creating capital investment and primary jobs,” per city documents.
“We’re appreciative of the people of Texas for so warmly embracing Amazon into the community,” said Alicia Boler Davis, Amazon’s vice president of global customer fulfillment, in the release. “There are now over 20,000 Texan Amazonians working for us in the state – and we’re excited to be creating an additional 1,000 full-time jobs in Pflugerville with Amazon’s industry leading benefits, and minimum starting wage from $15 an hour.”
Employees at the fulfillment center will work to pack and ship smaller items such as books, electronics and toys to customers, according to the release.
"Pflugerville is a bustling area, and the addition of this fulfillment center with over 1,000 jobs shows that Pflugerville is the new frontier in Central Texas," Mayor Victor Gonzales said in the release. "Pflugerville’s connectivity via the SH 130 corridor is a prime location for business expansion, and we welcome Amazon, a business that shares our belief that Pflugerville is a wonderful place to live and work.”
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