Amazon has revealed plans to open two new fulfillment centres in the US state of Ohio – one in Akron and the other in Rossford – as the e-commerce heavyweight continues to expand its presence.
Each fulfillment centre will be more than 700,000 square feet and will be used to pick, pack and ship small items to customers such as books, electronics and toys.
Amazon said 2,500 full-time jobs will be created at the two centre and they will give employees the opportunities to work alongside robotics in state-of-the-art facilities.
“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 part of the larger Ohio community.”
“We are excited to have Amazon build on to its already strong business relationship with Ohio by selecting the City of Akron for its new facility,” said Akron Mayor, Dan Horrigan.
“Once completed, this fulfillment center will provide even more opportunities for good jobs to people seeking employment in and around Akron.”