Amazon opens delivery station in Bristol
72,000-square-foot facility expected to create at least 100 jobs
The Amazon.com Inc. delivery station in Bristol opened for its first official day of operation Wednesday.
Located at 103 Thomas Road, the station is 72,000 square feet. A delivery station creates on average 100 to 150 full- and part-time associate jobs “in addition to hundreds of driver opportunities,” with wages of at least $15 per hour, the global e-tailer said in a news release. Amazon has created more than 27,000 jobs in Virginia since 2010.
Two Bristol companies, Strategic Growth Logistics and Friendship Automotive Enterprises, have partnered to support the new jobs by hiring and training drivers.
Delivery stations are the last step in Amazon’s ordering process. Nearby Amazon fulfillment and sortation centers send packages to the stations, where the parcels are loaded into vehicles to be delivered to customers.
Additionally last week, Amazon announced it has hired 3,000 of the expected 25,000 employees it expects to recruit by 2030 for its multibillion-dollar East Coast H2Q headquarters in Arlington.