Over the weekend Amazon announced it’s first Fulfillment Center in New York. The 855,000-square-foot fulfillment center will be built in Staten Island, N.Y. The facility is Amazon’s first fulfillment center in the state and will create more than 2,250 new, full-time jobs with opportunities for employees to engage with advanced robotics.
Employees at the Staten Island fulfillment center will work alongside robotics to pick, pack and ship customer items such as household essentials, books and toys and the facility will feature innovative technology such as Amazon Robotics that will assist employees in fulfilling customer orders.
Amazon states that Full-time employees at Amazon will receive competitive hourly wages and a comprehensive benefits package, including healthcare, 401(k) and company stock awards starting on day one. Amazon also offers regular full-time employees maternity and parental leave benefits and access to innovative programs like Career Choice, where it will pre-pay up to 95 percent of tuition for courses related to in-demand fields, regardless of whether the skills are relevant to a career at Amazon. Since the program’s launch, more than 10,000 employees have pursued degrees in game design and visual communications, nursing, IT programming and radiology, to name a few.
In a press statement Amazon says “We are excited to bring our first fulfillment center to New York and work alongside the state’s incredible workforce,” said Sanjay Shah, Amazon’s Vice President of Customer Fulfillment. “The support of local leaders has been instrumental in our ability to come to New York, and we are grateful for the welcome we’ve received to bring thousands of new jobs with benefits starting on day one.”
“Amazon’s decision to establish the first state-of-the-art fulfillment center in New York affirms our position at the forefront of the growing global innovation economy, and this investment will create thousands of jobs and opportunities for the Staten Island community,” said GovernorAndrew M. Cuomo. “New York continues to demonstrate that we have the workforce, technology, and the pro-business climate to help companies grow and succeed.”
To learn more about working at an Amazon fulfillment center, visit www.amazondelivers.jobs.