By BECKY GILLETTE In late December, Amazon announced that it will be locating its first Amazon Fulfillment Center in Mississippi in Marshall County creating 850 full-time jobs paying a minimum of $15 per hour plus benefits. The fulfillment center will cover 554,000 square feet of space that will be used to store, pick, pack and ship items such as lawn and garden products, toiletries, and other household consumer goods. Mississippi Development Authority Executive Director Glenn McCullough, Jr. said Mississippi’s teamwork at the federal, state and local levels, Marshall County’s proximity to a distribution hub and the region’s skilled workforce were instrumental in Amazon’s decision to locate its new fulfillment center at the Chickasaw Trails Industrial Park, which is located about 27 miles from the Memphis International Airport. Currently there is no timeline for opening the facility. “At this time, we do not have specific information to share regarding … [Read more...] about Many jobs at Amazon Fulfillment Centers are physically demanding
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By Dianne de Guzman, SFGATE Published 10:08 am PST, Friday, November 16, 2018 FILE- In this Feb. 9, 2018, file photo, a box for an Amazon prime customer moves through the new Amazon Fulfillment Center in Sacramento, Calif. This fulfillment center has been closed for nearly a week due to poor air quality in the region, resulting in a delay of packages to customers. less FILE- In this Feb. 9, 2018, file photo, a box for an Amazon prime customer moves through the new Amazon Fulfillment Center in Sacramento, Calif. This fulfillment center has been closed for nearly a week due to ... more Photo: Rich Pedroncelli, Associated Press Photo: Rich Pedroncelli, Associated Press Image 1 of / 38 Caption Close Image 1 of 38 FILE- In this Feb. 9, 2018, file photo, a box for an Amazon prime … [Read more...] about Amazon fulfillment center in Sacramento closed due to smoke; packages delayed
EUCLID, Ohio -- Road construction around the future Amazon fulfillment center at the former Euclid Square Mall is expected to begin next month, and the facility could open in spring 2019, Cuyahoga County officials say. Cuyahoga County Council is expected next week to approve $300,000 as part of a $1.3 million plan for construction of roads around the site. Karvo Companies, Inc. will likely begin work on Euclid Avenue, Babbitt Road, Lakeland Boulevard, St. Clair Avenue, East 260th Street and Bluestone Boulevard in Euclid soon after Oct. 1, a county spokeswoman said. The city of Euclid is paying for the remainder of the road work with about $1,050,000 in state grants, a council committee was told on Wednesday. The county is paying for its portion with funds from taxes on driver licenses. The road work includes improvements to intersections, curbs, ramps, and will add new traffic signals around the building, which will occupy 650,000 square feet and is expected … [Read more...] about Road work for Euclid’s Amazon fulfillment center expected to begin next month
Carly Q. Romalino Cherry Hill Courier-Post Published 9:31 p.m. UTC Aug 21, 2018 WEST DEPTFORD - Amazon's newest fulfillment center in West Deptford is a sight only your smart phone's panoramic photo setting can handle. It's the first Amazon fulfillment center in South Jersey to be powered partly by robots. This is what you need to know about the massive facility: It. Is. BIG. The 655,000-square-foot building on Mantua Grove Road contains three levels. The entire space is the equivalent of roughly 30 football fields. The facility was approved by West Deptford township officials last year. It is expected to open next month. Your Amazon order on the move Your Amazon.com purchases don't just make it a long way from the fulfillment facilities to your doorstep on the roads. Inside the West Deptford building, items take a long trek from picking to packaging to sorting on conveyor belts. Amazon estimates 12 miles of conveyors wind from station to … [Read more...] about What’s inside the newest Amazon fulfillment center in South Jersey?
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- If you think your Amazon packages arrive quickly now, it could be even faster when the company's first New York fulfillment center opens in Bloomfield this fall. "This is the first fulfillment center in New York state, and we are building this to be closer to our customers," Amazon spokeswoman Rachael Lighty said Tuesday during a tour of the soon-to-be completed $100 million fulfillment center. "We are building this so we have the opportunity to provide a great selection at great prices and fast shipping times for our customers. ... Millions of packages will come in and out of this building each year," she added. A team of about two dozen public officials and media took a hard-hat tour of the 855,000-square-foot building -- the size of 26 football fields -- at the 200-acre Matrix Global Logistics Park, which will eventually be home to four large warehouses. The Amazon building is about 75 percent complete, with finishing touches being put on … [Read more...] about First look inside Staten Island’s new Amazon fulfillment center