Today, Amazon announced plans to open a state-of-the-art fulfillment center in Carneys Point, which will create 800 full-time jobs, with industry-leading pay and comprehensive benefits starting on day one. The site is expected to launch in time for the 2021 holiday season. Amazon currently operates 15 fulfillment and sortation centers across the state in Avenel, Burlington, Carteret, Cranbury Township, Edison, Florence, Logan Township, Robbinsville, Teterboro and West Deptford.
“On behalf of Deputy Mayor Charles Newton and Committeemen Marcus Dowe, Pat Bomba and Wayne Pelura, we would like to take this opportunity to welcome Amazon to our community,” said Kenneth H. Brown, Mayor of Carneys Point Township. “This fulfillment center will help our Township and Salem County with hundreds of jobs and tax revenue, and will help our small business owners recover from the pandemic. We look forward to a strong and lasting partnership with Amazon.”
Amazon employees at the more than one-million-square-foot fulfillment center in Carneys Point Township will work alongside innovative technologies to pick, pack and ship large items, such as bulk paper products, diapers, sports equipment, sporting equipment, pet food, kayaks, and larger household goods. In addition, Amazon will hire for roles in human resources, operations management, safety, security, finance and information technology.
“We are proud to continue our growth and investment in New Jersey with a new fulfillment center in Carneys Point Township that will serve our customers across the state,” said Alicia Boler Davis, Amazon’s vice president of Global Customer Fulfillment. “For more than a decade, the Garden State and its incredible workforce have been vital to our ability to provide great selection, competitive prices and the Prime services we know our customers love. We are excited to create thousands of new job opportunities – with great pay and great benefits – and remain committed to driving a positive economic impact in the community.”
Additionally, Amazon recently launched a new fulfillment center and sortation center in Cranbury, creating more than 1,000 new jobs all paying $15 per hour and up. Located at 343 Half Acre Road, the nearly one-million-square-foot building houses both the sortation center, which sorts packages before they are transferred to a delivery station or last-mile delivery partner for final delivery to customers, and the fulfillment center, which will handle extra-large items like hot tubs and couches. Amazon is now hiring for full and part-time roles at this new location and is offering sign-on bonuses ranging from $250 – $1,000.
Continuing its expansion in New Jersey, Amazon is also opening three additional sortation centers across the state throughout the month of October. Two of these sites are located in Burlington and one is in Edison, creating hundreds of full- and part-time jobs. Interested candidates can learn more and apply online at http://www.amazon.force.com/.
On top of Amazon’s $15 minimum wage, the company offers full-time employees industry-leading benefits from day one of employment, including full health, vision and dental insurance, 401(k) with 50% company match, up to 20 weeks paid parental leave and Amazon’s innovative Career Choice program, which pre-pays 95% of tuition for courses in high-demand fields. Since the program’s launch, more than 25,000 employees have pursued degrees in game design and visual communications, nursing, IT programming and radiology, to name a few. In addition, Amazon has pledged to invest over $700 million to provide upskilling training for 100,000 U.S. employees for in-demand jobs. Programs will help Amazonians from all backgrounds access training to move into highly skilled roles across the company’s corporate offices, tech hubs, fulfillment centers, retail stores, and transportation network, or pursue career paths outside of Amazon.
These new employees will join the more than 34,000 full- and part-time Amazonians already working across the state, but Amazon’s presence in New Jersey reaches beyond the jobs provided within the four walls of its facilities. Since 2010, Amazon has invested $14.5+ billion across New Jersey, including infrastructure and compensation to its employees, which has contributed $14.7+ billion to the state’s economy and helped create more than 30,000 indirect jobs on top of Amazon’s direct hires – from jobs in construction and logistics to professional services. In addition, more than 49,500 independent authors and small and medium businesses are selling to customers in Amazon’s store, creating thousands of additional jobs across the state.
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