Amazon’s new delivery station in Newark will officially open for business this week, welcoming associates inside the 640,000-square-foot building to celebrate day one of operations.
The outpost at 429 Delancy St. will create more than 100 full- and part-time associate jobs, all paying at least $15.00 per hour, in addition to hundreds of driver opportunities for Amazon’s delivery service partners and Amazon Flex drivers.
“In this critical time where there is tremendous job loss and economic hardship, we are grateful for Amazon’s commitment and presence in Newark. Providing new jobs and career opportunities for our residents will help many Newark families and the city on the road to recovery,” said Newark Mayor Ras Baraka in a prepared statement.
In celebration of the Newark station launch, Amazon partnered with Newark Beth Israel Medical Center to provide meals for more than 500 of its employees who have been working on the front lines during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Delivery stations power the last mile of the Amazon Logistics order process and help speed up deliveries for customers. Packages are shipped to a delivery station from neighboring Amazon Fulfillment and Sortation Centers, loaded into delivery vehicles and delivered to customers.
In June, Amazon said it signed various leases to open 14 delivery stations in New Jersey in 2020, of which the Newark facility was among.