Amazon Logistics’ said Feb. 24 its new delivery station in Linden is officially open for business. Amazon continues to invest in New Jersey with the announcement of five leases and more than $1.4 million donated to organizations combatting food insecurity.
The 326,200 square-foot station located at 1800 Lower Road will create more than 70 full and part-time associate jobs, all paying at least $15.75 per hour, in addition to hundreds of driver opportunities for Amazon’s Delivery Service Partners and Amazon Flex drivers.
“We are excited to continue to invest in the state of New Jersey with new delivery stations that will provide efficient delivery for customers, and create hundreds of job opportunities for the talented workforce. These new delivery stations represent Amazon’s unwavering commitment to safety, technological innovation, and skilled teams who are obsessed with delivering for our customers,” stated Emily Hawkins an Amazon spokesperson.
In celebration of the launch, the station leadership team led a virtual read-along for more than 95 students at Linden School #4 who received an Amazon swag bag filled with a book, crayons, stickers, snacks, and a face mask. Mayor Derek Armstead, Superintendent of Schools Dr. Marnie Hazelton, School Principal Suzanne Olivero, and teachers also participated in the read-along.
“We are delighted to have Amazon be a part of the Linden community. Amazon will play a critical role as we attempt to recover in this COVID environment from job loss,” said Linden Mayor Derek Armstead in a prepared statement. “We’d like to thank Amazon for collaborating with the City of Linden on this project in efforts to continue to drive the city’s economic recovery.”
Additionally, Amazon Logistics has signed various leases in an effort to open delivery stations in Bordentown, Cranbury, Delran, Edison, and Lawrence Township. Each of Amazon’s new standard delivery stations are now designed to meet the needs of our electric delivery vehicles. Ranging from the physical layout to the electrical design, these spaces are being optimized to offer flexibility and scale as we move closer toward putting 10,000 electric delivery vehicles on the road in 2022.
Amazon has more than 250 delivery stations in the U.S., offering entrepreneurs the opportunity to build their own business delivering Amazon packages, as well as independent contractors the flexibility to be their own boss and create their own schedule delivering for Amazon Flex.
Amazon is driven by the belief that no family should go without basic needs like food and housing. As millions of families struggle to secure food for their families as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, Amazon has a unique role to play providing a critical service for families in need. Last year, Amazon donated $1.4 million dollars to more than one dozen food banks, food pantries, and other organizations in New Jersey working to combat food insecurity including Community Food Bank of NJ, The Food Bank of South Jersey, Newark Working Kitchen, Table to Table, and Franklin Food Bank.
Newly announced sites include:
· 2473 Old York Road – Building 1 Bordentown;
· 343 Half Acre Road Cranbury, – AMXL delivery station;
· 400 Delran Parkway Delran;
· 1115 King Georges Post Rd Edison;
· 10 Princess Road Lawrence Township;
Previously announced 2021 sites include:
· 600 Washington Avenue Carlstadt;
· 8-B Court South Edison;
· 1800 Lower Rd Linden – operational;
· 200 Gregg Street Lodi;
· 125 North Street Teterboro.