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Amazon distribution center in Umán is 35% complete

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Computer rendering of Amazon’s facility in Umán. Image: Courtesy

Yucatán Gov. Mauricio Vila Dosal visited yesterday the construction site of Amazon’s new distribution center in Umán.

Accompanied by Amazon Mexico’s director of operations, Diego Méndez de la Luz, the governor inspected the facility which is currently 35% complete. 

The facility is to cover an area of 19,200 square meters, with an additional 9,840 m2 reserved for future expansion.

The governor has come out in support of Amazon’s investment in Umán and expressed optimism regarding the creation of new good-paying jobs in the region.

Job openings at the new facility are said to include positions in human resources, operations, security, and finance. 

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The governor said that Yucatán was capable of attracting large international investors such as Amazon, because of a reputation for safety, legal transparency, connectivity and solid infrastructure. 

In October, Amazon laid out preliminary plans for an ambitious expansion effort in Mexico, with an investment of US$100 million. Aside from the logistics distribution center in Umán, Amazon will open similar centers in the states of Nuevo Leon and Jalisco.

Méndez de la Luz highlighted the importance of the new distribution center for Amazon Mexico and said he looked forward to continuing working closely with authorities in Yucatán. 

In a press statement, Amazon said it was looking to further engage with local producers and artisans across Mexico, in order to offer new products on its platform.

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