Amazon employs thousands of people at each of its fulfillment centers. — Courtesy: Amazon
By Joshua Burd
Amazon has taken the wraps off its newest fulfillment center in New Jersey, a 650,000-square-foot facility in Gloucester County that will house more than 1,000 employees.
The e-commerce giant announced Thursday that it would add to its footprint in southern New Jersey with the new facility in West Deptford. The company did not disclose the address, but market researchers have identified the location as 240 Mantua Grove Road as part of a lease signed last summer.
Reports have also said the facility is slated for delivery this fall.
“We are excited about our upcoming facility in West Deptford and our ability to create more than 1,000 full-time jobs for residents in the region,” said Rachael Lighty, a regional communications manager for Amazon. “This 650,000 square foot facility will support customer fulfillment and join our network of fulfillment centers across the state of New Jersey.”
Amazon operates nearly a dozen facilities in New Jersey, which allows it quick access to one-third of the nation’s population, as part of a rapid expansion since 2013. The company also operates facilities in Logan, which is also in Gloucester County.
Lighty said “there are a variety of factors we consider when selecting a location for an Amazon facility.”
“Some of those factors include a dedicated workforce who will raise the bar on being customer obsessed as well as great local support — and we’ve found both in West Deptford,” she said. “We are thrilled to join the community and look forward to building relationships and being a good neighbor for years to come.”