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This week, the Seattle-based e-commerce company announced plans to open a fifth Texas fulfillment center in San Marcos, which will eventually employ 1,000 workers. The center will be 855,000 square feet and its employees will pick, pack and ship smaller items such as books, electronics and toys. Amazon currently has 3,500 full time employees in Texas and it has invested more than $400 million in the state, according to a news release.

Amazon’s other centers are located in Schertz, about 35 miles south on I-35. It also has center in Coppell and Haslet and one under construction in Dallas.

“We have found a dedicated and enthusiastic workforce in Texas that has supported our growth throughout the state,” Mike Roth, Amazon’s vice president of North American operations, said in a news statement. “Additionally, over 350 Amazon associates, managers and support staff in Texas come from military backgrounds. These individuals bring valuable leadership skills, experiences and problem-solving abilities to our fulfillment center – it’s a great match on both sides.”

San Antonio-based USAA and Seefried Industrial Properties are developing the project.