New Amazon Robotics site will be the second Amazon fulfillment center
SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul. 27, 2017--
Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) today announced plans to open its second
Michigan fulfillment center in Romulus, creating more than 1,500 new
full-time associate roles with benefits and opportunities to engage with
Amazon Robotics in a highly technological workplace.
“Our ability to expand in Michigan is the result of two things:
incredible customers and an outstanding workforce in the state,” said
Akash Chauhan, Amazon’s Vice President of North America Operations. “We
are excited to grow in support of the more than 65,000 authors, sellers,
and developers in Michigan who are growing their businesses and reaching
new customers via Amazon’s products and services.”
Amazon employees will work alongside innovative technologies at the
855,000-square-foot fulfillment center picking, packing, and shipping
smaller customer items, such as books, electronics and toys.
“Today’s announcement is terrific news for Michigan,” said Gov. Rick
Snyder. “I appreciate that Amazon is continuing to invest in
Michiganders by creating more jobs and offering training in the skills
people need to take advantage of new opportunities.”
Full-time employees at Amazon receive highly-competitive pay, health
insurance, disability insurance, retirement savings plans and company
stock. The company also offers up to 20 weeks of maternal and parental
paid leave and innovative benefits such as Leave Share and Ramp Back,
which give new parents flexibility with their growing families.
“Romulus is proud to welcome Amazon to our Home of Opportunity,” said
Romulus Mayor LeRoy Burcroff. “We look forward to working together to
grow our region’s economy and providing more than 1,500 new jobs to area
residents. Amazon’s investment in our community is truly a catalyst that
we expect to spur more positive development in our city.”
Amazon also offers full-time 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, over
10,000 employees have pursued degrees in game design and visual
communications, nursing, IT programming and radiology, to name a few.
“Michigan’s logistical assets, reputation as a business-friendly state
and the quality of talented workers offered compelling reasons for
Amazon to expand its operations,” said Michigan Economic Development
Corporation Chief Business Development Officer and Executive Vice
President Jennifer Nelson. “As a state with a legacy of innovation, we
are appreciative of Amazon’s pioneering spirit and look forward to a
productive, long-term collaborative relationship.”
To learn more about working at an Amazon fulfillment center, visit www.amazondelivers.jobs.
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