World News: 11:45 GMT Friday 21st April 2017. [Amazon.com, Inc. via Businesswire via SPi World News]
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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Business Wire: 11:45 GMT Friday 21st April 2017
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