The fulfillment centers in Obetz and Etna will total more than 1.8
COLUMBUS, Ohio--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 18, 2015--
Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) today announced plans to open
fulfillment centers in Obetz, Ohio and in Etna, Ohio. Together these
Amazon facilities will bring more than 2,000 jobs to the region.
“We are very pleased to continue investing in Ohio by building our first
fulfilment centers in the state. This investment will create thousands
of jobs that will have comprehensive benefits on day one,” said Mike
Roth, Amazon’s vice president of North America operations. “Our
expansion in the Buckeye State will also help us increase our already
fast shipping times to our customers.”
Amazon’s new fulfillment centers will continue the company’s commitment
“These new Amazon projects will add more than 2,000 new jobs in Obetz
and Etna and cutting-edge fulfillment centers in one of the nation’s
premier logistics hubs,” said JobsOhio President and Chief investment
Officer John Minor.
In addition to competitive wages, associates at Amazon are eligible for
comprehensive benefits on day one that include health insurance, 401(k)
with 50 percent match, bonuses, company stock awards, and a network of
support to help ensure employees succeed.
“We are excited to welcome this investment to Etna, Obetz, the
Rickenbacker area, and Ohio,” said Kenny McDonald, CEO of Columbus 2020.
“We look forward to working with Amazon and integrating them fully
within the Columbus Region's diverse logistics cluster, so that they can
continue to successfully service their customers all over the U.S.”
Hourly employees at Amazon fulfillment centers also enjoy generous
maternity and paternity leave benefits. These benefits offer up to 20
weeks of paid leave, a flexible Ramp Back Program, and our newly
invented Leave Share Program that allows employees the ability to share
their paid leave with their spouse or partner.
"Etna welcomes Amazon with open arms," said Etna Township Board of
Trustees President John Carlisle. "This project further legitimizes
Etna's standing on the national stage in economic and community
The more than 800,000 square-foot fulfillment center in Etna Township
will be developed by Prologis.
“The Village of Obetz is proud to add Amazon to its stable of
outstanding, national, e-commerce businesses,” Mayor D. Greg Scott.
“Obetz, and the Rickenbacker Global Logistics Park region, continue to
be the go to spot for global companies looking for the perfect logistics
location. We are excited about our partnership with Amazon and look
forward to a long and prosperous relationship.”
The more than 1 million-square-foot fulfillment center in Obetz will be
developed by Duke Realty.
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
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