Seattle-based e-commerce giant Amazon.com Inc. today announced plans to open a new fulfillment center in Shelby Township. When the 1 million-square-foot site opens in 2018, the Amazon facility will create 1,000 new full-time jobs with benefits.
Since 2016, Amazon has announced multiple facilities in Michigan including three fulfillment centers and one sortation center in Livonia, Romulus, Brownstown Township, and Shelby Township, as well as a corporate office in Detroit. The new fulfillment center on Shelby Township will bring Amazon’s workforce in Michigan to more than 3,500 employees.
“Michigan has been a great place to do business for Amazon and we look forward to adding a new fulfillment center to better serve our customers in the region,” says Sanjay Shah, Amazon’s vice president of North American operations. “The state has been a source of exceptional talent for Amazon, and we’re proud to be creating great jobs with benefits for Michiganders.”
Employees at the fulfillment center will pick, pack, and ship large items including household décor, sporting equipment, and gardening tools.
Amazon is also vetting locations nationwide for a second headquarters, called HQ2, and Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan has put Dan Gilbert, founder and chairman of Quicken Loans Inc., in charge of Detroit’s bid.
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