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Amazon Expands Fulfillment Network to New Territories

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AmazonAmazon announced plans to open its first fulfillment center in Oregon where it currently operates a sortation center and Prime Now hub. It also announced plans for its third fulfillment center in Connecticut that will feature Amazon Robotics technology that will assist employees in fulfilling customer orders.

Excerpts from the two press releases follow:

Amazon to Open First Oregon Fulfillment Center
Amazon announced plans to open its first Oregon fulfillment center in Troutdale which will create more than 1,500 full-time positions. The company currently operates a sortation center in Hillsboro and Prime Now hub in Portland. Additionally, there are more than 40,000 authors, sellers, and developers in Oregon growing their businesses and reaching new customers via Amazon products and services.

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“We are excited to bring our first fulfillment center to the state of Oregon, creating 1,500 full-time jobs in Troutdale,” said Akash Chauhan, Amazon’s Vice President of North America Operations. “Governor Brown, the city of Troutdale, and many others have been instrumental in our decision to locate the new fulfillment center in the area, and we appreciate the support we’ve received to bring new jobs and investment to Oregon.”

Amazon employees at the 855,000-square-foot Troutdale fulfillment center will pick, pack, and ship smaller customer items, such as books, electronics and toys.

Source: Amazon Press Release (June 7)

Amazon to Open Fulfillment Center in Third Connecticut Location
Amazon announced plans for a new 855,000-square-foot fulfillment center in North Haven, Conn. The new site will create more than 1,500 new, full-time jobs with opportunities for employees to engage with advanced robotics. The company currently has facilities in Wallingford and Windsor.

“Five years after announcing our first fulfillment center in Connecticut, we’re excited to open a new, state-of-the-art fulfillment center in North Haven, creating 1,500 full-time jobs that offer wages 30 percent higher than traditional retail roles and include comprehensive benefits on day one, bonuses and stock awards,” said Akash Chauhan, Amazon’s Vice President of North America Operations. “We’ve found an abundance of talent in Connecticut’s workforce, and we are so happy to have this opportunity to expand in the state to serve customers.”

Amazon employees at the North Haven fulfillment center will pick, pack and ship customer items such as electronics, books and toys. The facility will feature innovative technology such as Amazon Robotics that will assist employees in fulfilling customer orders.

Source: Amazon Press Release (June 8)

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