Amazon.com is planning to open a new fulfillment center in Carteret, New Jersey, a move that will create hundreds of full-time jobs.
The one million-square-foot facility will bring Amazon’s total footprint in New Jersey to more than 2.5 million-square-feet.
The company will offer its employees at the fulfillment center with wages 30% higher than traditional retail stores, as well as offer comprehensive benefits on day one, bonuses and stock awards.
New Jersey Mayor Daniel Reiman said: "Amazon’s decision to locate here and make such a significant long term investment is recognition of our aggressive and ongoing redevelopment efforts.
"Amazon is the type of corporate partner that will help grow our local and regional economy, provide jobs and opportunity for our residents, and strengthen our expanding corporate tax base. We look forward to a long term working partnership."
Amazon shipped the first item from its existing New Jersey fulfillment center in Robbinsville in July 2014, where the company currently employs thousands of full-time employees, with plans to hire more people to meet growing customer demand.
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New Jersey Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno said: "Amazon is doubling down its investment in New Jersey, showing other companies the value of growing their business in the Garden State.
"This million-square-foot fulfillment center — the second such facility here in New Jersey — will create hundreds of full-time, permanent jobs: it’s a win for Amazon and the State."