Amazon Announces New Distribution Center and Robotics Delivery Station in Elkhart County, Creating Over 1,000 New Full-Time Jobs | Business
ELKHART, Ind .– (BUSINESS WIRE) – October 7, 2021–
Amazon today announced plans to expand its investment in Indiana by opening two new buildings in Elkhart County to support operations closer to customers. The robotics distribution center and delivery station, scheduled to launch in 2023, is expected to create more than 1,000 new roles in Hoosier State.
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The new 800,000 square foot distribution center, slated for launch in 2023, will create nearly 1,000 new full-time jobs and opportunities to use advanced robotic technology. (Photo: Business Wire)
“Amazon’s decision to support Elkhart County is a huge vote of confidence in our workforce development initiatives,” said Suzanne Weirick, Chair of the Elkhart County Council of Commissioners, IN. . “New, well-paying distribution technology jobs are also helping to diversify our local economy and protect us from national economic fluctuations. Since Amazon’s investments tend to attract related industries, we look forward to additional interest in Elkhart County from other tech companies. “
“We are excited to announce a new state-of-the-art distribution center and delivery station in Elkhart County as we continue to invest in the state of Indiana,” said Kyle DeGiulio , regional director of economic development for Amazon. “Indiana has been a great place to do business, serve customers and generate opportunity; as a result, we are proud to have created over 20,000 jobs and invested over $ 15 billion in Hoosier State over the past decade.
Employees at the new 800,000 square foot distribution center will have the opportunity to work alongside Amazon’s robotic technology. The state-of-the-art building will be used to select, package and ship smaller customer items, such as books, electronics and consumer goods.
The new 180,000 square foot delivery station will power the last mile of Amazon’s ordering process and help increase delivery efficiency for customers. Delivery stations also offer entrepreneurs the option of starting their own Amazon parcel delivery business. Additionally, independent contractors have the option of being their own boss and creating their own delivery schedule for Amazon Flex.
In addition to Amazon’s average starting salary of $ 18 an hour for fulfillment and transportation roles, the company also offers full-time employees full benefits from day one. They include health, eye and dental insurance, 401 (k) with 50% match with the company, up to 20 weeks of paid parental leave and Amazon’s Career Choice program, in which the company will pay the costs. tuition for its frontline employees as part of a $ 1.2 billion investment to expand education and skills training benefits for its U.S. workforce.
Amazon in Indiana:
- Since 2010, Amazon has created more than 20,000 jobs in Indiana and invested more than $ 15 billion statewide, including infrastructure and employee compensation.
- Amazon’s investments have contributed more than $ 13 billion in GDP to Indiana’s economy and helped create more than 29,000 indirect jobs in addition to Amazon’s direct hires, construction jobs and logistics to professional services.
- Amazon’s global distribution network supports millions of businesses of all sizes around the world through its Fulfillment by Amazon offering, and many of these local organizations are based in Indiana. There are over 22,000 authors, small and medium businesses, and developers in Indiana growing their businesses and reaching new customers on Amazon products and services.
About Amazon: Amazon is guided by four principles: customer obsession rather than focus on competitors, passion for invention, commitment to operational excellence, and long-term thinking. Amazon strives to be the world’s most customer-centric company, the world’s best employer, and the world’s safest workplace. Customer reviews, one-click purchases, personalized recommendations, Prime, Fulfillment by Amazon, AWS, Kindle Direct Publishing, Kindle, Career Choice, Fire tablets, Fire TV, Amazon Echo, Alexa, Just Walk Out technology, Amazon Studios and The Climate Les pledges are some of the things that Amazon has come up with. For more information, visit amazon.com/about and follow @AmazonNews.
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