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Amazon shipping in three Texas citiesAmazon shipping in three Texas citieshttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=83822013-01-31T07:19:00Z2013-01-31T07:19:00Z

COPPELL, HASLET, SCHERTZ - Amazon has confirmed plans to open three new fulfillment centers in Texas, creating more than 1,000 jobs.

The 1.2 million-sf site in Schertz and the 1 million-sf site in Coppell will handle larger items, while the 1.1 million-sf site in Haslet — part of the AllianceTexas community — will handle smaller items like books, small electronics or DVDs.

Amazon fulfillment center jobs pay on average 30 percent more than traditional retail jobs and offers full-time benefits including healthcare.

Amazon has committed to hire more than 1,000 veterans in the U.S. in the upcoming year. The Department of Veterans Affairs estimates there are more than 1.6 million veterans in Texas.

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Source: Amazon.com

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