(AP) — Hundreds of workers are now clocking in at Amazon’s newest distribution warehouse in southwestern Missouri.
The Springfield News-Leader reports that the 1.3 million square-foot fulfillment center opened for business Monday in Republic.
According to Amazon, the facility in Republic employs more than 200 people with a starting salary of $15.50 an hour.
Amazon is the world’s largest online retailer and already operates more than 110 fulfillment centers across North America.
Amazon says in a release that the warehouse in Republic packs and ships big items like patio furniture, outdoor equipment and rugs.