Amazon Just Announced Plans to Hire Thousands of People in New York

An Amazon employee makes sure a box riding on a belt is not sticking out at the Amazon Fulfillment center
An Amazon employee makes sure a box riding on a belt is not sticking out at the Amazon Fulfillment center in Robbinsville Township, N.J. Julio Cortez/AP Photo

Amazon continues making headlines.

This time around, the retail giant announced plans to build an 855,000-square-foot fulfillment center in New York, which the company estimates will create more than 2,250 jobs.

The jobs will be full-time positions where workers will pick, pack and ship consumer items alongside the company’s advanced robotics technology, according to the company’s press release.

The center will be located in the West Shore section of Staten Island and will be the first Amazon fulfillment center in the state of New York.

“This project will be the biggest single job creator in our borough’s history,” said Staten Island Borough President James S. Oddo.

The jobs that will be created will offer “competitive hourly wages” and a host of benefits including:

  • health insurance
  • 401(k)
  • company stock awards
  • parental leave options
  • access to a program that funds education for in-demand fields

Business Insider reported the company was offering fulfillment center jobs during its nationwide jobs fair last month with salaries starting at $12 an hour.

Though the New York fulfillment center hasn’t been built yet, interested candidates can go here to check when those jobs are available.

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Nicole Dow is a staff writer at The Penny Hoarder.