Amazon.com Inc. on Wednesday opened its San Marcos, where it expects to employ about 1,000 workers. Amazon's robotics fulfillment center will begin fulfilling customer orders next week for the San Antonio and Austin areas.
At a celebration, the company welcomed Texas State University mascot Boko and heralded the arrival of the first inventory item, a Pop! The Pig toy. The company says it is still hiring for jobs that receive the same benefits as their corporate colleagues, including stock options, bonuses, health care, a 401(k) plan with a 50 percent match and maternity/paternity leave benefits. Those interested can apply at amazon.com/sanmarcosjobs.
The company said in a release, "Amazon also offers employees access to innovative programs like Career Choice, where it 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."
The company received an $11 million incentives package from Hays County to build the facility. It will ship smaller items such as books and toys than those at a similar robotics facility in Schertz that handles larger items such as TV sets.
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