Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) announced plans to open a new 855,000-square-foot fulfillment center in North Haven, Conn.
The new facility will create more than 1,500 new jobs, the online retailer said, adding that employees will be able to engage with advanced robotics at the new site in North Haven.
The North Haven fulfillment center will be used to process orders for 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.
Amazon in Connecticut
Amazon already operates two facilities in Wallingford and Windsor in the state.
“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,” Akash Chauhan, vice president of North America Operations at Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN), said in a statement.
“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,” Chauhan added.
Fulfillment by Amazon
Fulfillment by Amazon provides storage, packaging, and shipping service to sellers on Amazon.com. The service lets sellers store products in the e-commerce giant’s fulfillment centers and the company picks, packs, ships, and provides customer service for these products. The e-commerce giant has built a large fulfillment network in the world.
Meanwhile, shares of Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) closed down 1.37% on Monday. The stock is up over 28% so far this year. During the last 12 months, the online retailer’s share price has surged over 34%.