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Benefits offered by the company include medical care, stock compensation, bonuses and a tuition-reimbursement program.

OUTLOOK PHOTO: ZANE SPARLING - FROM LEFT: Troutdale Mayor Casey Ryan, Governor Kate Brown, Amazon Regional Director Melissa Nick and Port of Portland Director Bill Wyatt face the crowd during a press conference at the Troutdale Reynolds Industrial Park on Thursday, June 7.Amazon.com has ramped up the number of jobs it plans to bring to a distribution warehouse in Troutdale.

The e-commerce giant announced it will bring at least 1,500 full-time jobs to its robotics fulfillment center, which is planned for a 74-acre lot located just north of Troutdale Airport.

The 855,000-square-foot facility — expected to cost Amazon at least $64 million to construct — also will generate several hundred temporary positions for builders and skilled laborers.

More than 40,000 authors, sellers and developers in Oregon reach their customers using Amazon's range of products and services, according to a press release.



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