The e-commerce giant Amazon is expanding in San Antonio.
Amazon announced Tuesday it plans to open two new delivery stations in San Antonio and another in Schertz, creating 500 new, full-time jobs.
The three new stations add to the company’s two delivery stations already in San Antonio, located on the far East and far Northeast sides, and another under construction at Brooks. It plans to open the new stations later this year and early 2022.
Amazon also operates a 1.25-million-square-foot fulfillment center in Schertz, opened in 2013, and a sortation center on the far West Side.
In December, Amazon announced it would build a fulfillment center on the far West Side of San Antonio at 10360 U.S. Highway 90 near Loop 1604, and another slightly smaller center on the far East Side at 6806 Cal Turner Dr. It estimated those sites would add 1,500 jobs to the area.
The new delivery stations will be located at 11503 Interstate 35 in Von Ormy, I-35 and Tech Com Drive in the Northeast San Antonio, and 1150 Schwab Rd. in Schertz.
Amazon delivery stations provide the “last mile” of Amazon’s fulfillment process, making the delivery of goods purchased on the site more efficient, according to a company statement. Amazon ships packages from its larger fulfillment and sortation centers to the stations, where they are sorted and loaded for final delivery to customers.
The new stations will be built to accommodate electric delivery vehicles as Amazon works toward a goal of putting 10,000 electric delivery vehicles on the road by next year.
Amazon workers at delivery stations earn a $15 hourly starting wage plus benefits that include full medical, vision, and dental insurance, a 401(k) with 50% matching funds, the company said. The company also offers up to 20 weeks of maternal and parental paid leave. Applicants must be at least 18 years old and have a high school diploma or equivalent certification.
Amazon also promotes delivery stations as an opportunity for individuals to establish their own business delivering packages for the company.
Amazon employs over 70,000 people across the state.