Amazon center will employ 1,500 people in Salt Lake City

Amazon.com Inc. said Wednesday it expects to employ 1,500 full-time hourly employees at a fulfillment center it will open in Salt Lake City’s northwest quadrant. The 855,000-square-foot center — where Amazon will pick, pack and ship smaller items, such as books, electronics and toys — will be at 777 N. 5600 West, just off Interstate 80. The online retailer’s formal announcement had been expected since early June, when the Governor’s Office of Economic Development board approved a tax incentive o...

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