April 6, 2018 5:15 PM, EDT

Amazon Plans Fourth Nevada Fulfillment Center

Amazon fulfillment centerA worker sorts packages at Amazon's Fernley, Nev., fulfillment center. (Ken James/Bloomberg News)

Amazon plans to open an 800,000-square-foot fulfillment center in North Las Vegas, Nev., that will employ more than 1,000 full-time staff. The center will join three Amazon fulfillment facilities in North Las Vegas and Reno that employ more than 3,000 full-time workers.

The project is being developed by VanTrust Real Estate.

“This is good news for our state and for North Las Vegas,” Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval said. “Amazon has been a partner with Nevada in helping to grow our economy, and I am pleased they will continue to be a partner with us into the future.”

Staff at the center will pick, pack and ship small items such as books and household products.

Amazon could reach $1 trillion in market capitalization by 2022, up from its current value of $773.8 billion, according to a recent report from Jefferies analyst Brent Thill. It already tops the combined market value of the next two largest international retailers — Walmart and Alibaba Group Holding Ltd.