Amazon Logistics has signed a lease to open a new delivery station in La Vergne in 2020.
The newly built location will be on the corner of Bain Drive and Mason Road.
The La Vergne station, along with one announced in Lebanon, will power Amazon’s last-mile delivery capabilities to speed up deliveries for customers in Wilson and Rutherford Counties. The two stations will create hundreds of full-time and part-time jobs, paying a minimum of $15 per hour and offering a variety of benefits packages from day one, the company said.
Jason Cole, La Vergne mayor, said, “Amazon’s delivery station opening here in La Vergne continues to show that our business-friendly environment and access to an incredible workforce are draws for new businesses throughout Middle Tennessee. Amazon brings its global influence and industry-leading business here to our community.”
Wilson County Mayor Randall Hutto said, “Wilson County is honored to be a part of the growth of Amazon. They are a tremendous community partner and a large part of how our county will operate going forward during these times we are living in. We are thankful for the people of Amazon who continue to think outside the box and expand their organization in Wilson County. We believe it is a win-win situation.”
Delivery stations power the last mile of Amazon’s order fulfillment process. Packages are transported to delivery stations from Amazon fulfillment and sortation centers, and then loaded into vehicles for delivery to customers. Amazon currently has more than 150 delivery stations in the US.
Delivery stations also offer entrepreneurs the opportunity to build their own business delivering Amazon packages, as well as independent contractors the flexibility to be their own boss and create their own schedule delivering for Amazon Flex, the company said.
Since 2010, Amazon has created more than 12,000 jobs in Tennessee and invested more than $8.9 billion across the state, including infrastructure (from fulfillment centers, to delivery stations, to Whole Foods Markets) and compensation. These investments have contributed an additional $8.7 billion to the Tennessee economy and have helped create 12,700 indirect jobs on top of Amazon’s direct hires — from jobs in construction and logistics to professional services.
In addition, more than 28,000 independent authors and small and medium businesses in Tennessee are selling to customers in Amazon’s store, creating thousands of additional jobs across the state.
Ashley Lansdale, Amazon spokesperson, said, “We are excited to continue to invest in the state of Tennessee with new delivery stations that will provide efficient delivery for customers, and create hundreds of job opportunities for the talented workforce.”