Amazon planning to build second fulfillment center in Lexington

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A sign is lit on the facade of an Amazon fulfillment center, Thursday, March 19, 2020, on Staten Island in New York.(AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WDKY) – Amazon is planning to build a second fulfillment center in Lexington.

The Herald-Leader says the new center will be on Newtown Pike, near New Circle Road.

Amazon plans to hire up to 500 seasonal and full-time employees. They will get full benefits and wages start at $15 an hour.

The plan still needs to be approved by the Urban-County Council.

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