Amazon announced plans Monday to open a third fulfillment center in Central Ohio.
The newly announced fulfillment center will be built in West Jefferson and will employ more than 1,500 people by the end of 2019.
“We are excited to open a new, state-of-the-art fulfillment center in West Jefferson, and to continue innovating in Ohio – a state committed to providing great opportunities for jobs and customer experience,” said Mark Stewart, Amazon’s Vice President of North America Customer Fulfillment. “Amazon is committed to providing great opportunities for employment and creating a positive economic impact for the region. Our growth in Ohio is the result of an outstanding workforce and incredible customers and we are proud to be adding 1,500 new jobs to the more than 6,000 Amazonians already working in the state.”
“Amazon has been an outstanding partner in Ohio, and the West Jefferson investment demonstrates the company’s ongoing confidence in this state’s talent and logistical advantages,” said Ted Griffith, JobsOhio managing director for logistics and distribution. “Its newest fulfillment center will be Amazon’s fourth in the Central Ohio region and will bring 1,500 new jobs that will provide health care on day one.”
West Jefferson Mayor Ray Martin is very excited about Amazon’s decision, as well.
“This is great for our community,” he said. “The jobs, the [new employees’] insurance and the income tax that’s going to be coming in will better our community and make life better for the people that live here.”
Amazon already operates fulfillment centers in Obetz and Etna Township. Amazon Prime Now operates out of a smaller warehouse space on the west side of Columbus.
To learn more about working at an Amazon fulfillment center, visit www.amazondelivers.jobs .