Amazon fulfillment center, with solar panels on roof
CRANBURY, EDISON, AND LOGAN TOWNSHIP, NJ—Amazon.com will open three additional fulfillment centers in New Jersey, at sites in Cranbury Township, Edison and Logan Township that the online retailer says will create more than 2,500 new, full-time jobs.
Since Amazon launched operations in New Jersey in 2012, the company has grown its fulfillment workforce in the state to 13,000-plus full-time employees across seven existing facilities in Avenel, Carteret, Florence, Logan Township and Robbinsville.
“Our ability to expand in New Jersey is the result of two things: incredible customers and an outstanding workforce,” says Akash Chauhan, Amazon’s vice president of North American Operations. “We are excited to continue growing by creating an additional 2,500 full-time roles at new fulfillment centers across the state.”
Amazon employees at the more than 900,000-square-foot fulfillment center in Cranbury Township and the one-million-square-foot fulfillment center in Logan Township will pick, pack and ship larger customer items such as music equipment, sports gear, and patio furniture. The 900,000-square-foot fulfillment center in Edison will handle smaller customer items such as books, toys and kitchenware.
“We applaud Amazon for investing in several expansions throughout New Jersey and for creating greater opportunities for our high-quality workforce,” says New Jersey Governor Chris Christie.