Amazon opens first robotics center in Utah, creates more than 1,500 jobs in the Salt Lake Area

Governor Gary Herbert, local elected officials and community leaders joined Amazon in celebrating its first robotics fulfillment center in Salt Lake City.

The over 855,500 square foot fulfillment center in Salt Lake City has more than 1,500 full-time, full-benefit employees who pick, pack and ship smaller customer items such as books, electronics, and toys. The facility features innovative technology such as Amazon Robotics that assist employees in fulfilling customer orders.

In addition to competitive wages, full‐time Amazon employees are eligible for comprehensive benefits starting on day one including healthcare, 401(k) with 50 percent match and a network of support to help employees succeed. Amazon also offers regular full-time employees 20 weeks of paid parental leave and access to innovative programs like Career Choice, where Amazon will pre-pay up to 95 percent of tuition for courses related to in-demand fields regardless of whether the skills are relevant to a career at Amazon.

“We’re grateful for the strong, local support we’ve received in building Amazon’s first robotics fulfillment center in Utah,” said Mike Taylor, General Manager of Amazon’s Salt Lake City fulfillment center. “Amazon is committed to long-term investment in the Salt Lake City area, and we have created hundreds of local jobs with construction companies and already partner with more than 25,000 small and medium-sized businesses, authors and developers based in Utah. We’re also committed to investing in the communities where our associates live and work. That’s why we’re proud to join the Utah Food Bank in their mission of fighting hunger statewide and have donated $15,000 today.”

“We’re pleased to officially welcome Amazon to Utah,” said Governor Gary Herbert. “Amazon’s investment in Salt Lake City’s Northwest Quadrant will be a significant driver for our economy and help diversify our business climate. The community is already starting to feel the positive impacts of having Amazon present, including their contribution to the Utah Food Bank. We’re proud to have them as a community neighbor.”