Amazon to open another 1m sq ft fulfilment centre in New Jersey

Amazon has announced plans to open a 1m sq ft fulfilment centre in Carteret, New Jersey, US.

“We’re excited to open a new, state-of-the-art fulfilment centre in Carteret, creating hundreds of full-time jobs that offer wages 30% higher than traditional retail stores and include comprehensive benefits on day one, bonuses and stock awards,” said Mike Roth, Amazon’s Vice President of North America operations. “New Jersey is a great state to do business and we are happy to be expanding there to serve customers in the region.”

Amazon shipped the first item from its existing New Jersey fulfilment centre in Robbinsville in July of 2014. The company employs thousands of full-time employees at its Robbinsville fulfilment centre and continues to hire to meet growing customer demand.

“We are very happy to welcome Amazon to Carteret,” said Mayor Daniel Reiman. “Amazon’s decision to locate here and make such a significant long term investment is recognition of our aggressive and ongoing redevelopment efforts. Amazon is the type of corporate partner that will help grow our local and regional economy, provide jobs and opportunity for our residents, and strengthen our expanding corporate tax base. We look forward to a long term working partnership.”