Amazon has officially launched its third delivery station in the Las Vegas Valley.
The new 147,000-sq.-ft. facility, located in North Las Vegas, is Amazon’s 13th operations site in Nevada. The e-tail giant operates additional Nevada locations in Las Vegas, Henderson, and Reno.
Amazon also operates a 30,000-sq.-ft. office in Town Square in downtown Las Vegas. Opened in November 2019 the space accommodates corporate employees supporting its human resources organization in the city. Amazon’s Las Vegas office also has more than 100 employees specializing in managing leave of absence and accommodation services for the company’s employees across the U.S.Delivery stations support the last mile of Amazon’s order process and help speed up deliveries for customers. Packages are shipped to a delivery station from neighboring Amazon fulfillment and sortation centers, loaded into delivery vehicles, and delivered to customers.
Delivery stations also serve as hubs for independent contractors delivering Amazon packages and/or delivering for the Amazon Flex on-demand service. This station currently works with four delivery service partners. The new Las Vegs delivery station also features an Amazon Hub Lockers+ onsite, which offers customers a way to pick up or return items purchased via automated self-storage units.
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“This delivery station allows Amazon to continue to better serve customers in Las Vegas while being able to support our local community with quality career opportunities,” said Daryl Desimone, Amazon site lead. “It’s important that we are a positive addition to the neighborhood and are fully integrated into the communities in which we operate.”
This is the first Amazon operations site in the state of Nevada to commission a local artist to create a mural on its exterior walls. Jerry Misko, a Las Vegas-born artist, painted a mural, “Aurora,” offering a combination of abstract neon colors, desert flora, fossil fauna depictions, desert animals, and geometric elements.
“This mural was really exciting for me to be able to create,” said Misko. “It’s located at the gateway to North Las Vegas and is right on Las Vegas Boulevard, where locals pass by it daily. It’s the largest mural I’ve created, at approximately 5,000 sq. ft., and took more than 400 hours to complete. I’m really humbled that Amazon and the city of North Las Vegas chose me to be a part of this project and I’m proud to have been a small part in beautifying our city.”
According to Amazon, since 2010, it has invested more than $6 billion in Nevada. Since beginning operations in the state in March 1999, Amazon says it has created more than 21,000 jobs in Nevada in its operations, logistics, corporate and technology functions.
Additionally, Amazon is funding computer science classes or robotics programs in Nevada high schools through Amazon Future Engineer, the company’s childhood-to-career computer science program designed to assist young adults from underserved and underrepresented communities.