Amazon warehouse opens for business in north Houston

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Monday was the first day of work for hundreds of new Amazon associates at the retail giant's new north Houston fulfillment center.

The start of classes is still around the corner for Houston students, but 800 workers at Amazon's newest fulfillment center had their 'first day of school' on Monday.

An orange carpet greeted the new team members at the facility in north Houston.

If you're looking for a job, Amazon plans on hiring more than 1,500 additional full-time associates before the start of the holiday shopping season.

The retail giant will create 1,000 more jobs when it opens a second warehouse on an 87-acre site near Woods Road and U.S. Highway 90. That facility will house fulfillment operations for larger items like musical instruments, sports gear and electronics.

ORIGINAL REPORT: New Amazon warehouse to bring 1,000 jobs to Katy area
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Online retailer Amazon is set to open a new fulfillment center in Katy.

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