opening third Tennessee distribution center

photo An employee works at an Amazon distribution center in Fernley, Nev. Contributed Photo

Amazon today announced plans to open a 500,000-square-foot fulfillment center in Lebanon, Tenn., outside Nashville.

The online retailer said it will create hundreds of full-time and seasonal jobs at the facility this year.

The Lebanon facility will be Amazon's third fulfillment center in Tennessee, bringing its total footprint in the state to more than 2 million square feet.

As part of this footprint, Amazon will open two additional facilities in Chattanooga and Cleveland, Tenn., this fall, creating 1,200 new full-time jobs in the state.