PHOTOS: Inside Amazon's new robotics fulfillment center in Charlotte that will hire 1,500 employees

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The latest Charlotte distribution center for e-commerce giant is wrapping up construction as a new leadership team prepares to hire 1,500 employees.

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Seattle-based Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) will later this year begin operations at an 855,000-square-foot robotics fulfillment center at interstates 485 and 85, the first of its kind in the local market. The $200 million, multi-story facility features 10 miles of conveyance and robotics that are programmed to drive units in the center, lifting up to 1,500 pounds at a time.

The center, Amazon CLT4, is still under construction today but will be in full operation in time for the 2019 holiday season, said Jeremy Stewart, Amazon CLT4's general manager. The facility, at 8000 Tuckaseegee Road, includes picking, packing and shipping operations for smaller items like home goods, electronics, toys and books. Other Amazon warehouses, including a fulfillment center in Kannapolis, handle "non-sortable" items that are larger, such as canoes or furniture.

Read more and take a peek inside the facility here.