Amazon Sort Center

Amazon Brings Sorting Center to Glendale
Posted on 03/23/2021

Amazon is continuing its investment in Arizona with two new sortation centers across the state to support customer fulfillment and delivery operations. The sites are expected to open later this year and create hundreds of new full- and part-time jobs, all paying a starting wage of $15 per hour.

  • The new sortation centers will be located in Glendale (North Sarival Road and West Glendale Avenue) and Tucson (South Alvernon Way and East Corona Road). Construction on both facilities began in early January.
  • Each site will span more than 270,000 square feet, and will help with critical package sortation needs, enabling the fast, free shipping our customers love.
  • Sort centers are a critical part of the “middle mile,” or the period of transporting packages between Amazon sites prior to last-mile delivery for customers. Packages are shipped to sort centers from Amazon Air hubs and gateways as well as fulfillment centers to be sorted by zip code before being transported to delivery stations or last-mile delivery partners for customer delivery.
  • Amazon prioritizes the safety and health of its employees and invested $11.5 billion in 2020 on COVID-related initiatives to keep employees safe and get products to our customers.

“Every day at Amazon, incredible employees come together to deliver magical experiences for customers,” said Marcus Buford, Director, Amazon Operations. “We are excited to break ground on these new sortation centers in Arizona, where more than 25 years of Amazon’s operational expertise, technology advancements and investment in transportation infrastructure is enabling faster delivery for our community.”

The Glendale sortation center will be Amazon’s first within city limits, joining two previously announced facilities scheduled to open this year in the West Valley bringing more than 1,000 full-time jobs to the Phoenix metro area.

“We are honored to welcome yet another global corporation to Glendale’s New Frontier,” said Glendale Mayor Jerry Weiers. “Amazon’s core commitment to excellence is well known and we are so proud they picked Glendale. This location along the Loop 303 corridor provides businesses like Amazon with unique accessibility while continuing to meet customer needs.”

In 2007, Amazon opened its first Arizona fulfillment center in Phoenix with 300 employees. The company now employs more than 32,000 full- and part-time employees across the state. Amazon’s investments across Arizona include 23 customer fulfillment and delivery sites, a Tech Hub, an air gateway, a Prime Now hub, an Amazon Books store and Amazon 4-star store, and 10 Whole Foods Market locations. The Greater Phoenix Chamber recently named Amazon as a 2021 IMPACT Award recipient in the Economic Driver category.