City of Goodyear, Arizona
Public Information Office
For Immediate Release: July 2, 2008
Amazon.com brings 600 new jobs to Goodyear
GOODYEAR, AZ – Amazon.com will soon open a new fulfillment center in the City of Goodyear, Ariz. The distribution center will create more than 600 full-time jobs when it opens this fall, and another 700 temporary positions during the 2008 holiday season.
Amazon’s job postings, primarily for management positions, are available at amazon.com/careers. For information, contact Amazon directly. The City of Goodyear has no information regarding employment with Amazon.
Amazon is one of three large-scale employers to be opening this year in Goodyear. Macy’s Fulfillment Center opened in May with 500 new jobs. Cancer Treatment Centers of America is under construction and will open later this year, bringing another 500 high-paying jobs.
Amazon’s 500,000-square-foot facility is located at 1690 W. Commerce Drive, Goodyear, Ariz., just north of MC85 and east of Cotton Lane. The area is newly developed and most online and print maps have not been updated recently enough to show Commerce Drive, one of the newest roadways.
Amazon opened a facility similar to the Goodyear fulfillment center last year in Phoenix.
“Corporate America is beginning to discover the City of Goodyear,” said Mayor James Cavanaugh. “I know this organization appreciates the fact that our community is filled with people who are enthusiastic about joining Amazon’s outstanding management and customer service teams. We’re fortunate to be a city where so many new jobs are being created, and we are thrilled to welcome Amazon to Goodyear.”
Goodyear, which recently won the National Civic League’s All-America City Award, will also be opening the Goodyear Ballpark and Recreational Sports Complex this summer. Two Ohio ball clubs, the Cleveland Indians and the Cincinnati Reds, will make Goodyear their spring training homes. Estrella Falls, a regional shopping mall, is also slated to open in 2010.
Goodyear’s strategic location helps attract businesses that are looking to open, expand or relocate. “Goodyear is on Interstate 10, between Loop 101 and the future Loop 303,” said City Manager John Fischbach. “More than 75 percent of our residents currently commute to work outside the city. With the way gas prices are escalating and the state of the current economy, we’re thrilled to be welcoming Amazon.”