Amazon opening two new fulfilment centres in New Jersey
Amazon is planning to expand its footprint in New Jersey by opening two new fulfilment centres which will be located in Florence and Carteret. “We place our fulfilment centres close to customers to provide the fastest possible delivery times, and this expansion in New Jersey is directly tied to our increasing customer demand,” said Akash Chauhan, Amazon’s vice president of North America fulfilment operations.
“We currently have more than 5,500 full-time jobs in the state and we are excited about the opportunity to add 2,000 new full-time positions.”
Amazon already has an operational a fulfilment centre in Carteret, with more than 500 full-time staff. The new fulfilment centre, the second in Carteret, will be more than 800,000 square-feet and employ more than 1,500 full-time people. The new fulfilment centre in Florence will employ more than 500 full-time staff.