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Amazon to create 1,000 new jobs in Pflugerville, Texas as it opens new fulfillment center

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By Tomi Kilgore

Amazon.com Inc. /zigman2/quotes/210331248/composite AMZN +0.81% said Wednesday it will create 1,000 new full-time jobs as it plans to open a new fulfillment center in Pflugerville, Texas, which is outside of Austin. The ecommerce and cloud giant expects the new 820,000 square foot center to launch in 2021. The center will ship small items, including books, electronics and toys. Amazon's starting minimum wage is $15 an hour, and full-time employees will receive full medical, vision and dental benefits, and Amazon will match 50% of 401(k) contributions. Amazon's stock slipped 0.9% in morning trading, on track for a third-straight loss since closing at a record $3,200.00 on Friday. It has soared 65.4% year to date, while the S&P 500 /zigman2/quotes/210599714/realtime SPX +1.28% has eased 0.1%.

/zigman2/quotes/210331248/composite
US : U.S.: Nasdaq
$ 3,407.29
+27.24 +0.81%
Volume: 968,307
Sept. 23, 2021 11:41a
P/E Ratio
59.42
Dividend Yield
N/A
Market Cap
$1711.79 billion
Rev. per Employee
$297,430
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/zigman2/quotes/210599714/realtime
US : S&P US
4,451.80
+56.16 +1.28%
Volume: 750.94M
Sept. 23, 2021 11:42a
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