(MarketWatch) – Amazon.com Inc. AMZN, +0.32% said Friday it plans to open two new fulfillment centers in Kansas next year, which will created a total of more than 1,000 new jobs.
The ecommerce and cloud giant also plans to open a new delivery station in Wichita, Kan. later this year. The new one-million square foot fulfillment centers will be located at 9700 Leavenworth Rd. in Kansas City, Kan. and at 7130 North Broadway Ave. in Park City, Kan.
The jobs will be paid a minimum of $15 an hour, and full-time employees will be offered comprehensive health benefits.
Amazon’s stock, which rose 0.6% in midday trading, has run up 81.9% year to date, while the S&P 500 SPX, +0.47% has gained 8.5%.