New facility will employ more than 1,000 associates
SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep. 18, 2017--
Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) today announced plans to open its fourth
Ohio fulfillment center in Monroe, which will create more than 1,000
full-time positions. The company recently announced an upcoming
fulfillment center in North Randall, and it currently operates
fulfillment centers in Etna and Obetz. Additionally, there are more than
65,000 authors, sellers, and developers in Ohio growing their businesses
and reaching new customers via Amazon products and services.
“We are excited to continue growing in Ohio, adding 1,000 new jobs to
the more than 6,000 Amazonians already working in the state,” said
Sanjay Shah, Amazon’s Vice President of North America Customer
Fulfillment. “The support of local leaders and incredible workforce has
been instrumental in our decision to locate the new fulfillment center
in the state, and we are grateful for the support we’ve received to
bring new jobs and investment to Ohio.”
“We welcome Amazon’s commitment to bring 1,000 new jobs to Monroe and
its growth in Southwest Ohio,” said JobsOhio President and Chief
Investment Officer John Minor. “Amazon is a terrific partner of Ohio,
and we look forward to working with the company as it expands jobs and
opportunities throughout the state.”
Associates at the one-million-square-foot facility will pick, pack and
ship larger customer items such as sports equipment, gardening tools,
and pet food.
“Amazon's commitment to providing quality employment opportunities for
residents of the Monroe area is impressive,” said Monroe City Manager
William Brock. “One of Southwest Ohio's greatest strengths is its
collaborative and regional nature, and we are proud that this project
will positively affect numerous communities.”
Full-time employees at Amazon receive competitive hourly wages and a
comprehensive benefits package, including healthcare, 401(k) and company
stock awards starting on day one.
“Amazon’s decision to locate in Monroe deepens the company’s investment
in our region,” said Johnna Reeder, president and CEO, REDI Cincinnati.
“Greater Cincinnati’s location at the heart of the U.S. makes it easier
to access customers across the country. We’re proud to welcome Amazon to
its new home in Monroe.”
“Warren County is excited to have Amazon build on its already strong
partnership with Ohio as it locates a new facility in the City of
Monroe,” said Martin Russell, executive director of the Warren County
Port Authority. “Amazon’s commitment to Warren County and all of
Southwest Ohio will afford those seeking employment with great
opportunity. With Warren County’s prime location at the center of the
U.S. market, we look forward to partnering with Amazon as they continue
to grow their business here and globally.”
Amazon also offers regular full-time employees maternity and 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, more than 10,000 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.
The Monroe project is being developed by IDI Gazeley.
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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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