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Amazon opening first Colorado facility in Aurora

Posted: 7:42 AM, Apr 26, 2016
Updated: 2016-04-26 11:06:50-04

Amazon.com has tapped the city of Aurora and the Majestic Commercenter to park its first Colorado facility.

Located 5 miles south of Denver International Airport, the 452,400-square-foot facility will be a sorting center, where sealed packages arrive and are then sorted by zip code for delivery to local U.S. Post Offices.

"We are hiring for hundreds of associates for our new package sortation center in Aurora," Amazon spokeswoman Ashley S. Robinson confirmed in an e-mail on Monday. She said the new facility is at 19799 E. 36th Drive in Aurora, also known as Building 29 in Majestic Commercenter.

The move comes two months after the Seattle-based online retailer began charging Colorado residents sales tax on their purchases. It fueled speculation that the company had established a business presence in the state.

In a full-page ad in Sunday's Denver Post newspaper, Amazon said it was hiring part-time fulfillment associates for its Aurora facility. The company also created an online Denver job portal, which said future employees would " sort, pack and ship customer orders." The positions start at $13 per hour.

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