Puyallup Tribe, Amazon opening sorting center in Fife

FIFE, Wash. — Amazon is opening a new sorting center in Fife as part of a partnership with the Puyallup Tribe.

The tribe announced Tuesday that it partnered with Amazon to open the new facility, which is 520,000 square-feet and is expected to bring more than 500 jobs.

The facility is opening later this month.

“The Puyallup Tribe of Indians is proud of the partnership we have built with Amazon to locate a new operations facility right here in our community,” said Bill Sterud, chairman of the Puyallup Tribal Council. “This will have a long-term impact on our members and generate hundreds of new jobs with great pay and benefits for our region. It’s an opportunity to open new career paths in industries like logistics, retail, and technology with a company that is known for innovating.”

The starting wage is $18 per hour with a singing bonus of up to $3,000 and offers comprehensive benefits and long-term career opportunities, according to a press release.

“Amazon’s presence means local residents will soon have opportunities to grow longer-term careers close to home,” said Sterud. “In addition to a great starting pay, Amazon provides employees with support and resources. This is a new and exciting advantage that the Puyallup Tribe fully supports.”

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