Phoenix - Amazon.com will open a new distribution center here during the third quarter that will fulfill orders for products from the e-tailer's media categories, which include entertainment and PC software and books.
The new facility will be approximately 600,000 square feet in size, making it one of the company's largest fulfillment centers in North America.
"As we continue to expand selection for customers across all product categories, we need additional capacity to accommodate current and future demand," said Prashant Bhat, general manager for the Phoenix site. "Our new Phoenix facility will enable us to stock more of the titles our customers want, enabling us to get them their products even faster."
The distribution center will create up to 300 full-time positions this year, with an additional 1,000 to 1,300 temporary jobs during the 2007 holiday season.