Amazon Announces 15th Pennsylvania Fulfillment Center
- by Maggie Mead
SEATTLE, WA - Amazon is in a state of near-constant growth, so the question isn’t so much when will it be expanding, but where it will be expanding. The retailer has recently announced plans to further its presence in Pennsylvania with its 15th operations facility in the state.
“Pennsylvania is a great state for business and Amazon is excited to continue its growth and investment with our newest fulfillment center in Allegheny County,” said Alicia Boler Davis, Vice President of Global Customer Fulfillment. “For nearly a decade, the Keystone state has been key to Amazon’s ability to serve our incredible customers and provide great selection and super-fast shipping speeds across the Northeast and Midwest regions of the U.S. Since 2010, the company has invested more than $8.5 billion in the state through its local fulfillment center and cloud infrastructure, research facilities, and compensation to thousands of employees. We are excited to create more than 800 new full-time jobs, in addition to the 10,000 current employees across the state, who receive industry-leading pay and benefits starting on day one.”
The new fulfillment facility will be located in Pittsburgh, taking up more than one million square feet, according to a press release. Though the new facility is expected to directly create over 800 new full-time jobs, the company estimates that over its $8.5 billion dollar statewide expansion, an additional 8,000 indirect jobs have been created on top of Amazon’s direct hires.
Will Amazon’s expanded presence in the state and further distribution capabilities turn up the heat on grocery delivery competition? AndNowUKnow will keep you updated.