Employees at the new Staten Island facility will work alongside
SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep. 6, 2017--
Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) today announced plans for a new
855,000-square-foot fulfillment center in Staten Island, N.Y. The
facility is Amazon’s first fulfillment center in the state and will
create more than 2,250 new, full-time jobs with opportunities for
employees to engage with advanced robotics.
“We are excited to bring our first fulfillment center to New York and
work alongside the state’s incredible workforce,” said Sanjay Shah,
Amazon’s Vice President of Customer Fulfillment. “The support of local
leaders has been instrumental in our ability to come to New York, and we
are grateful for the welcome we’ve received to bring thousands of new
jobs with benefits starting on day one.”
Amazon employees at the Staten Island fulfillment center will work
alongside robotics to pick, pack and ship customer items such as
household essentials, books and toys.
“Amazon’s decision to establish the first state-of-the-art fulfillment
center in New York affirms our position at the forefront of the growing
global innovation economy, and this investment will create thousands of
jobs and opportunities for the Staten Island community,” said Governor
Andrew M. Cuomo. “New York continues to demonstrate that we have the
workforce, technology, and the pro-business climate to help companies
grow and succeed.”
The facility will feature innovative technology such as Amazon Robotics
that will assist employees in fulfilling customer orders.
“We’ve been talking about the West Shore of Staten Island as our
borough’s ‘Jobs Coast,’ and today that talk becomes reality in a big
way. In fact, this project will be the biggest single job creator in our
borough’s history,” said Staten Island Borough President James S. Oddo.
“These jobs are being created by the private sector doing what it does
best, and our role at Borough Hall has been to help Matrix and Amazon
navigate. Thank you to Governor Cuomo, Mayor de Blasio, and the staff of
the Department of Buildings and the Department of Transportation for
coming together to collectively get this done. I also want to recognize
Joe Taylor, President and CEO of Matrix Development, who has been a true
partner in our shared quest to bring jobs to this site to benefit Staten
Islanders. This announcement demonstrates that Staten Island is open for
The Staten Island project is being developed by Matrix Development Group.
"We are excited to see Amazon choose to significantly expand its
footprint in New York State,” said Empire State Development President,
CEO, and Commissioner Howard Zemsky. “This project will create thousands
of jobs for New Yorkers in a rapidly-growing industry and proves that
our tech economy’s momentum is stronger than ever before.”
Full-time employees at Amazon receive competitive hourly wages and a
comprehensive benefits package, including healthcare, 401(k) and company
stock awards starting on day one. Amazon also offers regular full-time
employees maternity and parental leave benefits and access to innovative
programs like Career Choice, where it will pre-pay up to 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, more than 10,000 employees 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.
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excellence, and long-term thinking. Customer reviews, 1-Click shopping,
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