New facility will employ more than 1,000 associates
SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep. 28, 2017--
Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) today announced plans to open its fifth
Ohio fulfillment center in Euclid, which will create more than 1,000
full-time positions. The company recently announced upcoming fulfillment
centers in Monroe and North Randall, and it currently operates
fulfillment centers in Etna and Obetz.
“Our growth in Ohio is the result of an outstanding workforce and
incredible customers,” said Sanjay Shah, Amazon’s Vice President of
North America Customer Fulfillment. “We are proud to be adding 1,000 new
jobs to the more than 6,000 Amazonians already working in the state.”
“Amazon continues to demonstrate confidence in Ohio’s communities and
people by growing throughout the state,” said JobsOhio President and
Chief Investment Officer John Minor. “Amazon’s investment in Euclid will
bring another new, high-tech facility and 1,000 full-time jobs to a
Associates at the 650,000-square-foot facility will pick, pack and ship
customer items such as electronics, books, housewares and toys.
“We are thrilled to welcome Amazon and Seefried Industrial Properties to
the City of Euclid,” said City of Euclid Mayor Kirsten Holzheimer Gail.
“The Euclid Square Mall site has been a prime target of our
redevelopment efforts. While some saw a vacant mall, we saw an
opportunity for growth and development. This project is a fantastic
addition to the investment we are seeing in our industrial corridor and
will provide valuable employment opportunities for our residents. I
truly appreciate the support and professionalism of Team NEO, Greater
Cleveland Partnership, Cuyahoga County, the Ohio Department of
Transportation, Euclid City Council and my administration for helping
make this transformative project a reality.”
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.
“Over the last two years, we’ve been laser focused on creating jobs,”
said Armond Budish, Cuyahoga County executive. “It’s very exciting to
support a second Amazon distribution center, creating another 1,000 jobs
for residents in the county, in addition to the 2,000 jobs at the
Randall Park Mall site. These newly announced Amazon projects provide
two great advantages: 3,000 new jobs and valuable repurposing of two
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.
“Amazon’s confidence in greater Cleveland continues,” said Joe Roman,
president and CEO of the Greater Cleveland Partnership. “In the last 30
days, Amazon has committed to creating 3,000 new jobs and repurposing
over 125 acres of under-utilized property. The GCP remains committed to
the company’s long-term success in Northeast Ohio.”
To learn more about working at an Amazon fulfillment center, visit www.amazondelivers.jobs.
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