Amazon’s annual head count shows a big surge in its Dallas-Fort Worth jobs
Amazon has almost doubled its number of employees in North Texas since last summer.
In an updated economic impact report released Wednesday, the largest U.S. e-commerce company said it has 37,000 employees in Dallas-Fort Worth, up from about 20,000 last summer, when the pandemic sent more shoppers online. Statewide, Amazon has more than 70,000 employees, or more than 7% of the company’s 950,000 full and part-time workers in the U.S.
Amazon said it has spent $29 billion on buildings and wages in Texas over the past decade. Amazon started opening facilities in more states in the early 2010s after states including Texas began to win disputes over the collection of internet sales taxes.
Two more delivery stations also recently opened in Forney and McKinney, each employing more than 200 people. Those are the facilities where smaller trucks arrive to pick up orders to be delivered to homes and businesses in surrounding areas.
Amazon plans to begin its seasonal hiring in September and October, but the retailer hasn’t released the number of jobs it plans to add for the holiday rush, said spokesman Daniel Martin.
Amazon will also be hiring for four more delivery stations under construction, one each in Arlington and Mansfield and two in Fort Worth. Those facilities will open in time for holiday shopping, Martin said. New delivery stations are also in the works in Houston, Austin and San Antonio. New fulfillment and package sorting centers are being added this year in Houston, Waco, El Paso and Lubbock.
Texas is Walmart’s largest state, with almost 11% of its 1.6 million employees.
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