Amazon to open three new fulfillment centres in New Jersey


Amazon has announced plans to open three new fulfillment centres in New Jersey, US.

The new facilities will open at Cranbury Township, Edison and Logan Township.

The new openings will create more than 2,500 new, full-time jobs.

Amazon first started operations in New Jersey in 2012 and currently has more than 13,000 full-time employees serving in its fulfillment centres in the state.

Amazon currently has seven facilities in New Jersey, including in Avenel, Carteret, Florence, Logan Township and Robbinsville.

"We applaud Amazon for investing in several expansions throughout New Jersey and for creating greater opportunities for our high-quality workforce."

Amazon North American operations vice-president Akash Chauhan said: “Our ability to expand in New Jersey is the result of two things: incredible customers and an outstanding workforce."

Employees at the more than 900,000² fulfillment centre in Cranbury Township and the one-million square feet fulfillment centre in Logan Township will pick, pack and ship larger customer items such as music equipment, sports gear, and patio furniture.

The 900,000ft² fulfillment centre in Edison will handle smaller customer items such as books, toys and kitchenware.

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie said: “We applaud Amazon for investing in several expansions throughout New Jersey and for creating greater opportunities for our high-quality workforce.

“Today’s great news is no accident or coincidence. Over the last seven-plus years, my administration has lowered a variety of taxes, improved New Jersey’s business climate, increased the number of well-paying jobs and grown the overall economy. Amazon’s action should encourage even more employers to benefit from all New Jersey has to offer.”