FALL RIVER, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 24, 2015--
Earlier today at a press conference with Governor Charlie Baker,
Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) announced plans to open a fulfillment
center in Fall River, Mass. This facility will bring more than 500
full-time jobs to the area. These jobs will be 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.
“Our footprint in Massachusetts continues to grow. We currently employ
hundreds of developers, engineers, and scientists. Now we will add
hundreds of additional full-time associates in our first fulfillment
center in the state,” said Mike Roth, Amazon’s vice president of North
America operations. “Massachusetts is a great place to do business and
we are excited to be creating more jobs.”
Amazon currently operates a sortation center in Stoughton and also has
research and technology offices throughout the state.
“Amazon’s presence in Fall River and their commitment to create hundreds
of new jobs will bring an important economic boost to one of our gateway
cities and the surrounding region,” Governor Charlie Baker said. “Our
administration is focused on paving the way for more companies to grow
and expand in the Commonwealth and increasing economic opportunities
available for our residents to succeed.”
Hourly employees at Amazon fulfillment centers also enjoy maternity and
paternity leave benefits. These benefits offer up to 20 weeks of paid
leave, a flexible Ramp Back Program, and a Leave Share Program that
allows employees the ability to share their paid leave with their spouse
The more than a million-square-foot fulfillment center will be developed
by the Trammell Crow Company.
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 tablets, Fire TV, Amazon Echo, and Alexa are
some of the products and services pioneered by Amazon. For more
information, visit www.amazon.com/about.
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