Amazon places order for 1,000 new jobs in San MarcosAmazon places order for 1,000 new jobs in San Marcoshttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=872015-08-21T12:40:00Z2015-08-21T11:30:00Z

SAN MARCOS - Amazon.com Inc. has agreed to open a fulfillment center in San Marcos with plans to hire up to 1,000 people when it reaches full capacity.

The 855,000-sf facility, which will be the online retail giant’s fifth in Texas, will begin construction at the end of 2015 and is expected to open in 2017. It will hire 350 people upon opening.

In July, the San Marcos City Council approved an incentives package that featured a 40 percent reduction in city property taxes for ten years.

The facility will be on McCarty Lane and won't be far from a similar facility operated by Walmart Stores Inc.

The news about Amazon's San Marcos center comes on the heels of its June announcement that it plans to hire an additional 300 people at its 1.25 million-sf fulfillment center in Schertz, where it already employed 450 people.

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