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Amazon offers KRDO exclusive tour of new Colorado Springs facility Wednesday

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KRDO) -- We learned more about Amazon's sprawling new facility near the airport during a media tour Wednesday.

KRDO NewsChannel 13 was the only TV station invited to tour the facility, which has 3.5 million square feet and is considered the largest of its kind in the country.

Earlier this year, the corporation said that it would begin hiring two months before the facility opens, with more than 1,000 employees expected to work there. On Wednesday, however, officials said that the facility will likely open next month and is seeking to hire 2,500 workers.

Amazon officially calls its new facility DEN 4, and describes it as a "state-of-the-art" fulfillment center.

The delivery and technology giant first arrived in Colorado Springs several years ago with a small facility near the airport terminal.

That was followed a year later by a new delivery facility.

The facility will process incoming and outgoing packages, and can store up to 20 million pieces of merchandise for future customers. The operation will be highly automated, using the latest technology designed to create a safer environment for employees.

Officials said that they are trying to make the building environmentally friendly by planting plenty of trees around it, and by equipping the roof with the capability of generating solar power.

Traffic improvements have been made at the nearby intersection of Powers and Grinnell boulevards to handle increased traffic congestion from the facility.

The facility will have 20 break rooms and lockers available to employees.

Although Amazon has been accepting applications during the 18 months since breaking ground on the facility, officials will start a five-week hiring event Monday at the Pikes Peak Workforce Center. Interviews are by appointment only through an online portal that opens Saturday.

For more information, visit: https://search.amazondelivers.jobs/location/colorado-jobs/3413/6252001-5417618/3.

You also may apply by contacting Amazon directly at: https://amazon.force.com/.

Amazon encourages applicants to text 77088 to JOBSNOW and receive automated messages about job openings.

Scott Harrison

Scott is a reporter for KRDO. Learn more about Scott here.

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  1. I don’t know, 1000 employees sounds good but Amazon does not have a good reputation for how they treat their employees, they expect robots.

      1. Keep silencing us and enjoy your unaffordable housing, high used car prices, high gas prices, decreased employment numbers and limited services because so many people are partying with their stimulus money. They won’t be going back to work until the money stops coming. Personally, I’m not impacted too bad. My house is paid off. I’d hate to be a young person facing a lifetime of apartment rentals or somehow coming up with a half million for a house. I’d hate to be a young person in the corporate world, which will be getting hammered by Biden corporate taxes and a bi partisan committee has already determined that 80 percent of these taxes are passed on to employees in the form of reduced wages.

        1. Corporations use more infrastructure, and therefore SHOULD pay more in taxes. It’s semis that mess up the roads and curbs, not a car. Perhaps if CEOs took a 10 percent reduction on millions dollar bonuses, they could pay employees a living wage. You speak of 1/2 million dollar houses, you wont buy even a trailer on Fed Min wage set at 7.25
          Should they stack up 2p to an apartment for the privilege of bring you coffee or detailing your car? Hmmm….elon musk paid zero in taxes…wonder how many workers had to forego the American dream to make THAT happen????

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