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Amazon opening 2nd fulfillment centre in Michigan
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Amazon.com has announced plans to open its second Michigan fulfillment centre in Romulus, creating more than 1,500 new full-time associate roles with opportunities to engage with Amazon Robotics in a highly technological workplace. Employees at the centre will pick, pack, and ship smaller customer items, such as books, electronics and toys.

“Our ability to expand in Michigan is the result of two things: incredible customers and an outstanding workforce in the state,” said Akash Chauhan, Amazon’s vice president of North America Operations. “We are excited to grow in support of the more than 65,000 authors, sellers, and developers in Michigan who are growing their businesses and reaching new customers via Amazon’s products and services.”

Amazon employees will work alongside innovative technologies at the 855,000-square-foot fulfillment center picking, packing, and shipping smaller customer items, such as books, electronics and toys.

“The announcement is terrific news for Michigan,” said Governor Rick Snyder. “I appreciate that Amazon is continuing to invest in Michiganders by creating more jobs and offering training in the skills people need to take advantage of new opportunities.”

Full-time employees at Amazon receive highly-competitive pay, health insurance, disability insurance, retirement savings plans and company stock. The company also offers up to 20 weeks of maternal and parental paid leave and innovative benefits such as Leave Share and Ramp Back, which give new parents flexibility with their growing families.

“Romulus is proud to welcome Amazon to our Home of Opportunity,” said Romulus Mayor LeRoy Burcroff. “We look forward to working together to grow our region’s economy and providing more than 1,500 new jobs to area residents. Amazon’s investment in our community is truly a catalyst that we expect to spur more positive development in our city.”

“Michigan’s logistical assets, reputation as a business-friendly state and the quality of talented workers offered compelling reasons for Amazon to expand its operations,” said Michigan Economic Development Corporation chief business development officer and executive vice president Jennifer Nelson. “As a state with a legacy of innovation, we are appreciative of Amazon’s pioneering spirit and look forward to a productive, long-term collaborative relationship.” (SV)

Fibre2Fashion News Desk – India


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