Amazon, which already employs more than 11,000 people at its seven New Jersey sites, is planning to bring another 2,500 full-time jobs to the Garden State as part of a nationwide hiring blitz, it announced Thursday.Amazon said it intends to grow its U.S. workforce by 100,000 full-time jobs over the next 18 months, and that process will include the creation of additional New Jersey fulfillment centers.
There are already several fulfillment centers around the state among Amazon’s New Jersey facilities.
“Innovation is one of our guiding principles at Amazon, and it’s created hundreds of thousands of American jobs,” founder and CEO Jeff Bezos said in a prepared statement. “These jobs are not just in our Seattle headquarters or in Silicon Valley — they’re in our customer service network, fulfillment centers and other facilities in local communities throughout the country.”
Amazon plans to increase its headcount nationally from 180,000 to more than 280,000 by mid-2018, it said. Jobs will range from engineers and software developers to entry-level and fulfillment positions.