Amazon to open 900,000-sq.-ft. fulfillment center in Indianapolis, its third in Indiana, create several hundred full-time jobs, hundreds of seasonal jobs

INDIANAPOLIS , May 9, 2011 (press release) – Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) today announced plans to open an approximately 900,000-square-foot fulfillment center in Indianapolis, Indiana. Amazon will create several hundred full-time jobs and hundreds of seasonal jobs at the facility this year.

The Indianapolis facility will be Amazon's third fulfillment center in Indiana. Amazon currently operates two fulfillment centers in Whitestown and Plainfield, Indiana, bringing its total footprint in the state to approximately 2.5 million square feet. The company employs thousands of people in these facilities.

"We've invested tens of millions of dollars and created hundreds of jobs at our Indiana facilities," said Dave Clark, vice-president, Amazon North America Operations. "We look forward to opening our third facility in Indiana this summer, bringing additional dollars and jobs to the state."

"We are committed to growth in Indiana because Governor Daniels and other state officials have demonstrated their commitment to Amazon jobs and investment," said Paul Misener, vice-president, Amazon Global Public Policy.

Amazon is currently recruiting candidates for jobs at the Indianapolis facility. Candidates should be highly motivated with drive, ambition and a passion for giving customers a first-class shopping experience. Full-time hourly openings include roles in Picking, Packing and Receiving/Shipping. Management roles include positions in Operations, Safety, Human Resources and Technical Support.

In the past two weeks, Amazon fulfillment centers in six states have announced hiring plans for full-time jobs with comprehensive benefits, including healthcare, 401(k) and stock-based awards. Amazon also announced plans for a new fulfillment center in Washington State, as well as expansion of an existing fulfillment center in Arizona.

The new facility is expected to be complete this summer. The facilities are operated by Amazon.com.indc, LLC.

About Amazon.com

Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN), a Fortune 500 company based in Seattle, opened on the World Wide Web in July 1995 and today offers Earth's Biggest Selection. Amazon.com, Inc. seeks to be Earth's most customer-centric company, where customers can find and discover anything they might want to buy online, and endeavors to offer its customers the lowest possible prices. Amazon.com and other sellers offer millions of unique new, refurbished and used items in categories such as Books; Movies, Music & Games; Digital Downloads; Electronics & Computers; Home & Garden; Toys, Kids & Baby; Grocery; Apparel, Shoes & Jewelry; Health & Beauty; Sports & Outdoors; and Tools, Auto & Industrial. Amazon Web Services provides Amazon's developer customers with access to in-the-cloud infrastructure services based on Amazon's own back-end technology platform, which developers can use to enable virtually any type of business. Kindle, Kindle 3G, Kindle with Special Offers and Kindle DX are the revolutionary portable readers that wirelessly download books, magazines, newspapers, blogs and personal documents to a crisp, high-resolution electronic ink display that looks and reads like real paper. Kindle 3G and Kindle DX utilize the same 3G wireless technology as advanced cell phones, so users never need to hunt for a Wi-Fi hotspot. Kindle is the #1 bestselling product across the millions of items sold on Amazon.

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