With new sites in Cranbury Township, Edison and Logan Township,
Amazon’s fulfillment footprint in New Jersey grows to 10 facilities
SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr. 21, 2017--
Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) today announced plans to open
three additional fulfillment centers in New Jersey. The new sites in
Cranbury Township, Edison and Logan Township will create more than 2,500
new, full-time jobs. Since Amazon launched operations in New Jersey in
2012, the company has grown its fulfillment workforce in the state to
13,000-plus full-time employees across seven existing facilities in
Avenel, Carteret, Florence, Logan Township and Robbinsville.
“Our ability to expand in New Jersey is the result of two things:
incredible customers and an outstanding workforce,” said Akash Chauhan,
Amazon’s vice president of North American Operations. “We are excited to
continue growing by creating an additional 2,500 full-time roles at new
fulfillment centers across the state.”
Amazon employees at the more than 900,000-square-foot fulfillment center
in Cranbury Township and the 1-million-square-foot fulfillment center in
Logan Township will pick, pack and ship larger customer items such as
music equipment, sports gear, and patio furniture. The
900,000-square-foot fulfillment center in Edison will handle smaller
customer items such as books, toys and kitchenware.
“We applaud Amazon for investing in several expansions throughout New
Jersey and for creating greater opportunities for our high-quality
workforce,” Governor Chris Christie said. “Today’s great news is no
accident or coincidence. Over the last seven-plus years, my
administration has lowered a variety of taxes, improved New Jersey’s
business climate, increased the number of well-paying jobs and grown the
overall economy. Amazon’s action should encourage even more employers to
benefit from all New Jersey has to offer.”
Full-time employees at Amazon receive competitive hourly wages and a
comprehensive benefits package starting on day one including healthcare,
401(k) and company stock awards. Amazon also offers regular full-time
employees parental leave benefits and access to innovative programs like
Career Choice, where it 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, over
9,000 employees have pursued 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.amazondelivers.jobs.
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competitor focus, passion for invention, commitment to operational
excellence, and long-term thinking. Customer reviews, 1-Click shopping,
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Source: Amazon.com, Inc.