Amazon’s distribution fleet is once again bolstering its breadth.
The online giant plans to open three additional fulfillment centers in New Jersey. The new sites in Cranbury Township, Edison and Logan Township, a move that will create more than 2,500 new, full-time jobs.
Amazon employees at the more than 900,000-sq.-ft. fulfillment center in Cranbury Township and the one-million-sq.-ft. warehouse in Logan Township will pick, pack and ship larger customer items such as music equipment, sports gear, and patio furniture. The 900,000-sq.-ft. fulfillment center in Edison will handle smaller customer items, such as books, toys and kitchenware.
“We are excited to continue growing by creating an additional 2,500 full-time roles at new fulfillment centers across the state,” said Akash Chauhan, Amazon’s VP of North American operations.
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, the company said.