Amazon announces Tulsa fulfillment center

TULSA, Okla. — Amazon announced Friday they plan to build a second Oklahoma fulfillment center in Tulsa.

The new center will create 1,500 full-time jobs, according to the company.

WATCH: Mayor G.T. Bynum talks about the announcement:

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Mayor G.T. Bynum is talking about the new Amazon fulfillment center coming to Tulsa. Updates on FOX23 News. http://bit.ly/2MaZ7Ss

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“We are excited to bring a second fulfillment center to Oklahoma and work alongside the state’s incredible workforce,” said Mark Stewart, Amazon’s Vice President of North America Customer Fulfillment. “Support from local leaders has been instrumental in our ability to come to Oklahoma, and we are grateful for their collaboration to bring thousands of new jobs with benefits starting on day one.”

Employees at the 600,000-square-foot facility will also work with robotics technology created by Amazon Robotics, the company said.

“I am incredibly thankful for Amazon’s decision to build a world-class facility in our city and to employ so many Tulsans. Amazon is changing the world and in Tulsa we look forward to being part of their team,” said Tulsa Mayor G.T. Bynum. “This is the largest new employer announcement in Tulsa history. Our team at the City worked tirelessly with Amazon to ensure Tulsa was selected for this opportunity. We know Amazon could have selected any number of other cities and appreciate Amazon’s recognition of Tulsa as a city where they want to grow.”

FOX23 is working to learn when the center is expected to open.

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