MERIDIAN, Idaho (CBS2) — Amazon is preparing to lay down some roots in Meridian.
The online retail giant said Wednesday that it's planning to open its new 140,000 square-foot delivery station at 2490 East Franklin Road in early 2022. It's expected to generate hundreds of full and part-time jobs with all paying a minimum of $15 an hour.
“We welcome Amazon to the City of Meridian,” said Robert Simison, Meridian mayor. “Their investment in this facility is a commitment by the company to their local customers, and with job opportunities, it’s also a commitment to the future prosperity of our city, surrounding communities, and to the state of Idaho. We appreciate them for choosing Meridian to meet the needs of our residents – their customers, and working with us to bring safer and more efficient transportation needs to the area for them, other businesses, and the community.”
Amazon has more than 250 delivery stations in the United States. The company describes them as facilities that "power the last mile of the company’s order process and ensure packages get to customers as promised. Packages are shipped to a delivery station from neighboring Amazon fulfillment and sortation centers, loaded into delivery vehicles and delivered to customers."