INSIDE AMAZON: Thousands of packages going out daily

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LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — It’s a race against the clock to make sure last-minute gifts make it under the Christmas tree.

8 News Now got a look inside Amazon’s Fulfillment Center in North Las Vegas which is 855,000 square feet and employs 5,000 people. The facility is handling around 50% more packages than usual due to the holiday season.

“We’ve been preparing for the last 10 months all the way up until November for the holiday season. There’s a lot of excitement around a lot of our employees,” said Tom Smotrich, Amazon general manager. “Today we’re going to be shipping over 700,000 customer orders and bringing 800,000 customer products back into the building.”

Smotrich said Prime members can order one-day delivery all the way through Dec. 23rd and Amazon will do deliveries through Dec. 24.

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