Amazon will build a 1 million-square-foot non-sortable fulfillment center in Augusta County that will employ 500 people, Gov. Glenn Youngkin has announced.

The facility at 32 Trader Road in Fishersville will be responsible for picking, packing, and shipping bulky or larger-sized customer items such as patio furniture, outdoor equipment, or rugs.

The new facility is expected to be operational in spring 2023 and will add 500 new jobs to Amazon’s existing workforce of more than 30,000 full- and part-time employees in the state, according to a release from the governor’s office.

Amazon first launched its Virginia fulfillment operations in 2006 in Sterling. The company has grown its operations network to include more than 30 fulfillment and sorting centers, and delivery stations in the state.

Amazon selected Arlington for its second corporate headquarters in 2018. This announcement comes after three others last year. In April 2021, Amazong announced a robotics fulfillment center at Richmond Raceway in Henrico County. In October 2021, Amazon launched a new delivery center in Stafford County, as well as a new cross-dock fulfillment center in Stafford County in November 2021. 

The company’s starting wage is $15 per hour, according to the governor’s office.