New Amazon Fulfillment Center Coming to Ohio
- Oct 02, 2017
Amazon unveiled plans to open its fifth Ohio-based fulfillment center in Euclid, expected to add more than 1,000 full-time jobs.
Most recently, the company announced the construction of new facilities in Monroe and North Randall, and is already operating in Etna and Obetz. In addition to its already strong base of fulfillment centers in Ohio, the company is also developing a new 189 megawatt wind farm in Hardin County, Ohio.
“Our growth in Ohio is the result of an outstanding workforce and incredible customers,” Sanjay Shah, Amazon’s vice president of North America customer fulfillment, said in a company release. “We are proud to be adding 1,000 new jobs to the more than 6,000 Amazonians already working in the state.”
The new facility will feature 650,000 square feet of space and will be utilized for picking, packing and shipping popular items such as as electronics, books, housewares and toys.
Significant expansion plans
In the last 30 days, Amazon has committed itself to creating 3,000 new jobs and repurposing more than 125 acres of underutilized property.
“Over the last two years, we’ve been laser focused on creating jobs,” Armond Budish, Cuyahoga County executive, said “It’s very exciting to support a second Amazon distribution center, creating another 1,000 jobs for residents in the county, in addition to the 2,000 jobs at the Randall Park Mall site. These newly announced Amazon projects provide two great advantages: 3,000 new jobs and valuable repurposing of two vacant malls.”
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