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Amazon Announces Plans to Open Six New Fulfillment Centers

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Amazon.com has announced plans to open six new fulfillment centers around the United States.

GEORGIA: A new fulfillment center in Jefferson, Georgia will create 1,000 new full-time jobs at the facility. The company currently has more than 1,500 full-time employees at its existing facilities in the state.

“Georgia has been a great place to do business for Amazon and we look forward to adding a new fulfillment center to better serve our customers in the region,” said Akash Chauhan, Amazon's Vice President of North American operations. “Our new fulfillment center in Jefferson will create 1,000 full-time jobs with competitive pay and great benefits starting on day one of employment.”

CALIFORNIA: Amazon announced plans to open its first fulfillment center in Fresno. This will be its fifth fulfillment center in California's Central Valley, with three operating fulfillment centers located in Tracy and Patterson, and a fourth facility under construction in Sacramento.

Other Amazon California customer fulfillment facilities are located in San Bernardino, Redlands, Moreno Valley, Rialto, Eastvale and Newark. Additionally, there are more than 460,000 authors, sellers, and developers in California growing their businesses and reaching new customers via Amazon products and services.

FLORIDA: Plans for a new fulfillment center in the Sunshine State is to be located in Miami. The more than 800,000-square-foot fulfillment center will create over 1,000 full-time jobs with benefits and opportunities to engage with Amazon Robotics in a highly technological workplace.

Chauhan stated, “This new fulfillment center will join a sortation center and Prime Now hub in the area and we look forward to deepening our ties in the Miami-Dade community.”

Amazon has created more than 4,000 full-time jobs in Florida since first entering the state in 2013. Two new fulfillment centers were recently announced in Jacksonville and, with this new facility, the company's presence will increase to 10 locations, including fulfillment and sortation centers and Prime Now hubs. The new fulfillment center will bring Amazon's workforce in the Sunshine State to more than 7,500.

OREGON: The company announced plans to open its first Oregon fulfillment center in Troutdale, which will create more than 1,500 full-time positions. It currently operates a sortation center in Hillsboro and Prime Now hub in Portland.

“We are excited to bring our first fulfillment center to the state of Oregon, creating 1,500 full-time jobs in Troutdale,” said Chauhan. “Governor Brown, the city of Troutdale, and many others have been instrumental in our decision to locate the new fulfillment center in the area, and we appreciate the support we've received to bring new jobs and investment to Oregon.”

CONNECTICUT: Amazon announced plans for a new 855,000-square-foot fulfillment center in North Haven, Conn. The new site will create more than 1,500 new, full-time jobs with opportunities for employees to engage with advanced robotics. The company currently has facilities in Wallingford and Windsor.

“Five years after announcing our first fulfillment center in Connecticut, we're excited to open a new, state-of-the-art fulfillment center in North Haven, creating 1,500 full-time jobs that offer wages 30 percent higher than traditional retail roles and include comprehensive benefits on day one, bonuses and stock awards,” said Chauhan. “We've found an abundance of talent in Connecticut's workforce, and we are so happy to have this opportunity to expand in the state to serve customers.”

COLORADO: The company plans to open its second Colorado fulfillment center in Thornton, which will be the first Amazon Robotics facility in the Centennial State. Amazon will create more than 1,500 new full-time associate roles at this facility.

“We are excited to continue growing in Colorado with the new Amazon Robotics fulfillment center in Thornton,” emphasized Chauhan. “This facility will utilize Amazon Robotics, vision systems, and more than 20 years' worth of software and mechanical innovations. We are grateful for the support we have received from state and local leaders who have helped make this project possible.”

 

 

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