Amazon.com, Inc. plans to expand in Ohio by opening two new robotics fulfillment centers in Akron and Rossford. Amazon fulfillment centers will total more than 1.4 million-square-feet and will be used to pick, pack and ship small items to customers such as books, electronics and toys. The investment is expected to create more than 2,500 full-time jobs.
“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. 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,” said Alicia Boler Davis, Amazon’s Vice President of Global Customer Fulfillment.
“Amazon continues to demonstrate confidence in the great workforce and e-commerce business climate we have in Ohio. I’m pleased to welcome two additional investments from Amazon, which bring thousands of new jobs to Ohio and cutting-edge facilities to Akron and Rossford,” said Ohio Governor Mike DeWine.
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“Amazon has been a strong partner in Ohio, creating more than 8,500 jobs here that have brought benefits and health care on day one,” said J.P. Nauseef, JobsOhio President and Chief Investment Officer. “JobsOhio and our regional and local partners welcome these new facilities that will employ 2,500 Ohioans, revitalize an Akron neighborhood, and bring Amazon’s largest Northwest Ohio investment to Rossford.”
“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.”
“Rossford is home to an increasingly diverse business community, we are thrilled that Amazon will be joining those ranks by locating its new fulfillment center here,” said Rossford Mayor Neil A. MacKinnon III. ”We welcome Amazon as our new neighbor and look forward to the job creation Amazon will bring for members of our community and the surrounding areas.”
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