Amazon to Expand in Ohio With Two Robotics Fulfillment Centers
- by Lilian Diep
SEATTLE, WA - Internet giant Amazon has expanded its reach into Ohio by announcing plans to open two new Ohio fulfillment centers, one in Akron and the other in Rossford. This initiative will create more than 2,500 full-time jobs with comprehensive benefits and opportunities in an industry-leading workplace—not to mention the chance to work alongside Amazon robotics.
“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,” said Alicia Boler Davis, Amazon’s Vice President of Global Customer Fulfillment. “We're excited to grow our team in the Buckeye state, which now includes more than 8,500 Amazonians, and be a part of the larger Ohio community.”
According to the press release given by Amazon, each fulfillment center is more than 700,000 square feet and will be used to pick, pack, and ship small items to customers.
Amazon is also investing in its associates by offering continuing education opportunities through Amazon’s upskill programs, such as Career Choice. Whether within the company or outside, Amazon is dedicated to providing and taking care of its associates.
“Amazon continues to demonstrate confidence in the great workforce and e-commerce business climate we have in Ohio,” said Ohio Governor Mike DeWine. “I’m pleased to welcome two additional investments from Amazon, which bring thousands of new jobs to Ohio and cutting-edge facilities to Akron and Rossford.”
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