Amazon has announced its continued investment in the metro Detroit area with five new buildings to support operations closer to customers. The sites are expected to create more than 2,000 permanent full- and part-time jobs.
“We’re excited to be expanding our network to better serve our customers in the great city of Detroit,” said Alicia Boler Davis, Amazon’s vice president of global customer fulfillment. “We are grateful for the strong support we’ve received from local and state leaders as we broaden our footprint throughout Michigan. We look forward to bringing more than 2,000 good jobs to Metro Detroit and contributing positively to the community.”
On one of the five new sites, Amazon plans to open a new 823,000 sq ft fulfilment centre in Detroit, creating 1,200 new full-time jobs when it launches in 2021. The site will be the fourth fulfilment centre in the state using Amazon robotics to help associates pick, pack and ship smaller items to customers.
The other four sites include a same-day facility, XL fulfilment centre and two sortation centres that play critical roles in the fulfilment of large products and “middle mile,” or the process of transporting packages between Amazon sites before last mile delivery for customers. Packages are shipped to sort centres from Amazon Air hubs, gateways and fulfilment centres to be sorted by zip code before being transported to delivery stations or last-mile delivery partners for customer delivery. In 2021, Amazon’s new fulfilment and sortation centres in Detroit include:
Amazon currently operates 10 sites in Detroit that support customer fulfilment and delivery operations, including four facilities that launched in 2020.
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