The 1 million-square-foot facility brings Amazon’s total footprint in
New Jersey to more than 2.5 million-square-feet
CARTERET, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 11, 2015--
Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) today announced plans to open a 1
million-square-foot fulfillment center in Carteret, New Jersey. Amazon
will create hundreds of full-time jobs at the site when the fulfillment
“We’re excited to open a new, state-of-the-art fulfillment center in
Carteret, creating hundreds of full-time jobs that offer wages 30
percent higher than traditional retail stores and include comprehensive
benefits on day one, bonuses and stock awards,” said Mike Roth, Amazon’s
vice president of North America operations. “New Jersey is a great state
to do business and we are happy to be expanding there to serve customers
in the region.”
"Amazon is doubling down its investment in New Jersey, showing other
companies the value of growing their business in the Garden State," said
Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno. "This million-square-foot fulfillment center
-- the second such facility here in New Jersey -- will create hundreds
of full-time, permanent jobs: it's a win for Amazon and the State."
Amazon shipped the first item from its existing New Jersey fulfillment
center in Robbinsville in July of 2014. The company employs thousands of
full-time employees at its Robbinsville fulfillment center and continues
to hire to meet growing customer demand.
“We are very happy to welcome Amazon to Carteret,” said Mayor Daniel
Reiman. “Amazon’s decision to locate here and make such a significant
long term investment is recognition of our aggressive and ongoing
redevelopment efforts. Amazon is the type of corporate partner that will
help grow our local and regional economy, provide jobs and opportunity
for our residents, and strengthen our expanding corporate tax base. We
look forward to a long term working partnership.”
In addition to competitive wages, Amazon offers hourly employees
innovative programs like Career Choice, where the company will pre-pay
up to 95 percent of tuition for courses related to in-demand fields,
regardless of whether the skills are relevant to a career at Amazon.
Since the program’s launch, employees are pursuing degrees in game
design and visual communications, nursing, IT programming and radiology,
to name a few.
To learn more about working at an Amazon fulfillment center, visit www.workatamazonfulfillment.com.
Amazon.com opened on the World Wide Web in July 1995. The company is
guided by four principles: customer obsession rather than competitor
focus, passion for invention, commitment to operational excellence, and
long-term thinking. Customer reviews, 1-Click shopping, personalized
recommendations, Prime, Fulfillment by Amazon, AWS, Kindle Direct
Publishing, Kindle, Fire phone, Fire tablets, and Fire TV are some of
the products and services pioneered by Amazon.
Source: Amazon.com, Inc.
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