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July 23, 2019

Amazon to open two robotics fulfilment centres in Ohio

Amazon.com is planning to open two new fulfilment centres in Ohio, which are expected to create more than 2,500 permanent jobs.

Amazon.com is planning to open two new fulfilment centres in Ohio, which are expected to create more than 2,500 permanent jobs.

The retailer will establish one facility in Akron and the other in Rossford, Ohio.

The company has enlisted Seefried Industrial Properties, Duke Realty, the Development Finance Authority of Summit County, and the Wood County Port Authority for developing these facilities.

“We’re excited to grow our team in the Buckeye state, which now includes more than 8,500 Amazonians, and be part of the larger Ohio community.”

Each fulfilment centre will have an area of 700,000ft2 and will be used to pick, pack and ship larger items, such as books, electronics and toys.

The company, through its Fulfillment By Amazon service, supports millions of businesses globally.

The company said that it will offer competitive hourly wages, medical, vision and dental coverage, and other benefits to its full-time employees at the new centre.

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Employees will also receive safety training and ongoing coaching, as well as access to various education opportunities through the retailer’s upskilling programmes, such as Career Choice.

Amazon global customer fulfilment vice president Alicia Boler Davis said: “Ohio has been a great place to do business, serve customers and create jobs; as a result, we are thrilled to develop two state-of-the-art fulfillment centers in Akron and Rossford.

“We’re excited to grow our team in the Buckeye state, which now includes more than 8,500 Amazonians, and be part of the larger Ohio community.”

Amazon will also invest more than $700m in a bid to offer upskilling training for 100,000 employees working across the company’s corporate offices, tech hubs, fulfilment centres, retails stores and transportation network in the US to move them into skilled roles.

In April this year, Amazon announced plans to open a fulfilment centre in Kegworth, East Midlands, UK, which will create more than 500 permanent jobs.