Providing data from its 2021 Economic Impact Report, Amazon created more than 21,000 jobs in Nevada, hiring more than 10,000 people in 2020 alone
Amazon has announced findings from its 2021 U.S. Economic Impact Report, sharing that the company invested $6 billion in Nevada and $530 billion in the U.S., since 2010. Since beginning operations in the state in March 1999, Amazon has created more than 21,000 jobs in Nevada in its operations, logistics, corporate and technology functions. The report also estimates that Amazon’s investments in the state led to the contribution of more than $5 billion to the Nevada economy over the last decade, demonstrating Amazon’s commitment to creating good jobs and generating economic opportunity.
“The promise of delivering for our customers, the creation of good jobs, and the generation of economic opportunity has always been at the forefront of our investing strategy,” said Holly Sullivan, vice president of Economic Development at Amazon. “We are proud to be the number one investor and fastest job creator in America and we know that our size and scale bring broader responsibility – our investments can not only help revitalize cities and neighborhoods but also provide a career opportunity for those in need. All our jobs come with a starting wage of at least $15 an hour and comprehensive benefits like healthcare, 401(k) contributions, up to 20 weeks of paid parental leave, and company-funded skills training opportunities. We’ve seen the positive ripple effects of our investments and we’re committed to continue investing in the U.S., our employees, and their communities.”
Amazon’s current footprint in Nevada includes: 13 fulfillment and sortation centers, four delivery stations, five Whole Foods Market locations, one Pop-Up Store, five solar locations, one Prime Now Fulfillment Center, and various operations buildings currently under construction set to open in the next year.
“Amazon’s investment in Nevada over the past several years speaks volumes as to the advantages the state offers companies and to the strength of the industrial market,” said Doug Roberts, partner with Panattoni Development. “We are proud to have been a part of their significant expansion in the state with the addition of facilities that offer a high level of service and convenience to surrounding communities.”
The report, produced by economists at Keystone Strategy, provided an analysis of Amazon’s 2020 U.S. investments in areas including infrastructure and compensation. On top of the company’s investments and direct employment, Amazon’s investments have supported the creation of more than 22,000 indirect jobs across the state. These are jobs in supported industries including construction, transportation, retail, healthcare, food services, and more.
In addition to investing in its physical operations and fulfillment network, cloud infrastructure and retail locations, Amazon also invested significantly in its employees, paying more than $160 billion in compensation to its U.S. workforce. Amazon has been leading the fight for a $15 minimum wage and offers all hourly employees a starting wage of at least $15/hour. Employees also have access to industry-leading benefits, including healthcare, 401(k) retirement savings and career skills training programs. Those interested in working at Amazon can visit amazon.jobs for more information.
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