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New facility will employ more than 1,500 full-time associates
Amazon.com, Inc. has announced plans to open its sixth Ohio fulfilment centre in West Jefferson, Ohio, US, which will create more than 1,500 full-time positions by the end of 2019. In addition to the Company’s fulfilment centres that are currently operating in Etna and Obetz, Amazon will launch operations at previously announced fulfilment centres in North Randall and Monroe by the end of 2018, and in Euclid in 2019.
Associates at the 79,430 m2 facility will pick, pack and ship customer items such as electronics, books, housewares and toys.
Full-time employees at Amazon receive competitive hourly wages and a comprehensive benefits package, including healthcare, 401(k) and company stock awards starting on day one. Amazon also offers generous maternity and parental leave benefits and access to innovative programmes like Career Choice, where it will pre-pay up to 95.0% of tuition for courses related to in-demand fields, regardless of whether the skills are relevant to a career at Amazon. Since the programme’s launch, more than 16,000 employees have pursued degrees in game design and visual communications, nursing, IT programming and radiology, to name a few.
Amazon has created more than 6,000 full-time jobs in Ohio and invested over US$2.0 billion in the state since 2011, both in customer fulfilment infrastructure and compensation to its employees in the state.
Using methodology developed by the US Bureau of Economic Analysis, Amazon estimates its investments in Ohio have created an additional 9,000 indirect jobs on top of the Company’s direct hires.