Amazon’s new 1.2 million-square-foot facility will create 700 new
SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 17, 2017--
Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) today announced plans to open a 1.2
million-square-foot fulfillment center in North East, Maryland. Amazon
currently employs more than 3,000 associates at its fulfillment and
sortation centers in Baltimore and plans to create 700 new positions at
its third Maryland facility.
“We’re excited to open a new, state-of-the-art fulfillment center in
North East, creating hundreds of full-time jobs that offer wages 30
percent higher than traditional retail stores and include comprehensive
benefits on day one, bonuses and stock awards,” said Akash Chauhan,
Amazon’s vice president of North America operations. “Maryland has an
incredible workforce, and we are so happy to have this opportunity to
expand in the state to serve customers.”
"Creating jobs and growing Maryland's economy is a top priority of our
administration," said Governor Larry Hogan. "Amazon's continued
investment in Maryland, which includes thousands of jobs for our
citizens, is a great example of companies that choose to locate and
expand their business right here in Maryland - a testament to our
state's growing economy."
The North East fulfillment center will support customer fulfillment. The
company employs thousands of full-time employees at its Baltimore
fulfillment and sortation centers and continues to hire to meet growing
“Economic development is a major priority of my administration and the
attraction of Amazon, the 18th largest company in the US, is a great
example of the type of projects I'd like to see and bring to Cecil
County in the future," said Cecil County Executive Dr. Alan McCarthy.
The new facility is a joint venture of Trammell Crow Company and Diamond
In addition to competitive wages and comprehensive benefits, Amazon also
offers employees innovative programs like Career Choice, where it will
pre-pay 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 four years ago, more than 9,000 employees in
10 countries 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.
Amazon is guided by four principles: customer obsession rather than
competitor focus, passion for invention, commitment to operational
excellence, and long-term thinking. Customer reviews, 1-Click shopping,
personalized recommendations, Prime, Fulfillment by Amazon, AWS, Kindle
Direct Publishing, Kindle, Fire tablets, Fire TV, Amazon Echo, and Alexa
are some of the products and services pioneered by Amazon. For more
information, visit www.amazon.com/about.
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