E-commerce giant Amazon.com Inc. will open a fulfillment center in Carneys Point that will bring 800 new jobs to the Salem County region.
The company said in an Oct. 7 statement that the new facility will be up and running in time for the 2021 holiday season. Amazon already operates 15 fulfillment centers in New Jersey, most recently adding one in Cranbury. In addition, Amazon is in the process of opening 14 delivery stations around the state. Delivery stations sort packages from fulfillment centers and load them on vehicles for final distribution.
“For more than a decade, the Garden State and its incredible workforce have been vital to our ability to provide great selection, competitive prices and the Prime services we know our customers love,” said Alicia Boler Davis, Amazon’s vice president of global customer fulfillment, in the statement. “We are excited to create thousands of new job opportunities – with great pay and great benefits – and remain committed to driving a positive economic impact in the community.”
Amazon will hire workers to pick, pack and ship large items, such as bulk paper products, diapers, sports gear, pet food and large household goods at the new center, which will cover more than one million square feet. The company will also seek to fill roles in human resources, operations management, safety, security, finance and information technology. The jobs will pay a minimum of $15 per hour.
“This fulfillment center will help our Township and Salem County with hundreds of jobs and tax revenue, and will help our small business owners recover from the pandemic,” said Carneys Point Mayor Kenneth Brown. “We look forward to a strong and lasting partnership with Amazon.”
The company said it already employs more than 34,000 full-time workers in New Jersey and has invested more than $14.5 billion in the state since 2010. Amazon also said it contributes more than $14.7 billion to the state’s economy.
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