Ten Mile and Franklin is about to get a LOT busier... Coming soon, Amazon will open a new facility in Meridian and will be hiring about 2,000 people.

According to the Idaho Statesman, Amazon's new fulfilment center will open on the corner of Franklin and Ten Mile in Meridian. This will undoubtedly have a strong effect on traffic in an already busy area very close to the freeway, that may be the only obvious downside. For the benefits, if you're in Meridian, your amazon packages just may show up faster and 2,000 people will soon have new jobs at this new warehouse.

It'll be a large facility, and very busy as well. Perfect to serve our fast-growing community here in the Treasure Valley. One potential negative, perhaps, is the effect it may have on local small businesses. Particularly during these times of social distancing and nerves related to the ongoing pandemic, it's safe to assume that many people would prefer to order something off of Amazon versus showing up in stores to make purchases. If Amazon orders are being fulfilled and showing up quicker than before, it could potentially be a real game changer for the way people purchase things here in the Treasure Valley.

Interested in a career with Amazon? Check out some of the openings they have between the different facilities they have from Nampa to Boise here. Best of luck in your job search, I'll go back to clicking "buy now with one click" on things that I don't need at all.

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