A new wave of warehouse-related headlines in recent months has included the closure of an entire warehouse in China, the demolition of a $6 billion warehouse in Russia, and the removal of an armless office chair in India.
The latest news, coming from the United States, is that the largest American retailer is shutting down an entire manufacturing facility in Mexico, as part of an effort to boost its own profits.
Amazon announced on Thursday that it will shut down the American-based logistics firm J. Crew in 2019, which employs about 1,400 people.
The company said it is replacing the manufacturing facility with a smaller, more automated operation.
The announcement was made by Amazon President and Chief Executive Jeff Bezos at the company’s headquarters in Seattle.
The decision to move operations of J.
Crew to Mexico came after a lengthy legal battle with the Mexican government over a deal to open a new shipping center there.
The company also announced that it would start hiring workers from Mexico, bringing the number of Mexican workers in its warehouses to more than 2,000.
The move will create a total of 1,000 jobs in the U.S., according to Amazon’s filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
The filing did not specify the number or types of jobs in Mexico.
Amazon has long said it wants to open an additional 1,800 jobs in Texas and Florida, but those jobs have not yet been made available.
Amazon has also said it will be hiring hundreds of thousands of workers in India, the Philippines and Brazil.
Amazon did not provide a timeline for when it will announce those job openings.
The Amazon warehouse in Mexico is one of the largest in the world, according to the company.
According to J.P. Morgan’s 2015 Global Warehouse Index, the facility has capacity for approximately 1 million items.
The facility is also home to one of Amazon’s largest fulfillment centers, where items can be ordered by people who are not Amazon employees.