Amazon’s new 1 million-square-foot facility will create more than
1,000 full-time jobs
SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar. 28, 2017--
(NASDAQ:AMZN)—Amazon today announced plans to open a new fulfillment
center in Clear Brook, Virginia, which will create more than 1,000
full-time associate roles when opened. Amazon currently employs more
than 3,500 full-time hourly associates at its three existing Virginia
fulfillment centers in Chester, Petersburg and Sterling.
“Our ability to expand in the Commonwealth is the result of two things:
incredible customers and an outstanding workforce in the state,” said
Akash Chauhan, Amazon’s Vice President of North America Operations. “We
are excited to grow in support of the more than 85,000 authors, sellers,
and developers in Virginia growing their businesses and reaching new
customers on Amazon products and services.”
“We are proud that Amazon will grow its presence in Virginia with this
major investment and new operation that will bring more than 1,000 job
opportunities to Frederick County and the northern Shenandoah Valley,”
said Governor Terry McAuliffe. “Virginia was selected for its business
climate, infrastructure, strong workforce, and global competitiveness,
and Amazon’s expansion is a powerful illustration of our ongoing efforts
to build a new Virginia economy. We thank the company for its
partnership and commitment to the Commonwealth.”
Amazon employees at the more than 1 million-square-foot Clear Brook
fulfillment center will pick, pack and ship larger customer items such
as big-screen televisions, kayaks and patio furniture.
“It is exciting to see the Amazon brand represented throughout the
Commonwealth and continuing to grow,” said Secretary of Commerce and
Trade Todd Haymore. “With the third-largest state-maintained
transportation network, Virginia is within a one-day drive of more than
40 percent of the U.S., making the Commonwealth and Frederick County an
ideal location for the distribution and global logistics industry.
Amazon is a valued corporate citizen and employer in Virginia, and we
look forward to watching its ongoing success.”
Full-time employees at Amazon receive highly competitive pay, health
insurance, disability insurance, retirement savings plans and company
stock. The company also offers up to 20 weeks of paid leave and
innovative benefits such as Leave Share and Ramp Back, which give new
parents flexibility with their growing families. Amazon also offers
hourly employees its Career Choice program which helps train employees
for in-demand jobs at Amazon and other companies so that they can
prepare for the future and take full advantage of the nation's
innovation economy. The program pre-pays 95% of tuition for courses in
in-demand, high-wage fields, regardless of whether the skills are
relevant to a future career at Amazon. Over 9,000 employees have
participated in Career Choice and more are signing up every day.
Amazon recently announced plans to create more than 100,000 jobs across
the U.S. over the next 18 months. You can learn more about working at
Amazon by visiting http://www.amazon.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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