Amazon plans new Virginia facility

<p style="text-align: justify;">Mar 29, 2017: Amazon plans to open a new fulfillment center in Clear Brook, Virginia, which will create more than 1,000 full-time associate roles when opened. Amazon currently employs more than 3,500 full-time hourly associates at its three existing Virginia fulfillment centers in Chester, Petersburg and Sterling.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&ldquo;Our ability to expand […]

Amazon plans new Virginia facility
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<p style="text-align: justify;">Mar 29, 2017: Amazon plans to open a new fulfillment center in Clear Brook, Virginia, which will create more than 1,000 full-time associate roles when opened. Amazon currently employs more than 3,500 full-time hourly associates at its three existing Virginia fulfillment centers in Chester, Petersburg and Sterling.</p>
<p style="text-align: justify;">“Our ability to expand in the Commonwealth is the result of two things: incredible customers and an outstanding workforce in the state,” said Akash Chauhan, Amazon’s vice president of North America Operations.</p>
<p style="text-align: justify;">“We are excited to grow in support of the more than 85,000 authors, sellers, and developers in Virginia growing their businesses and reaching new customers on <a title="Amazon" href="https://www.amazon.com/p/feature/rzekmvyjojcp6uc" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Amazon</a> products and services.”</p>
<p style="text-align: justify;">Amazon employees at the more than 1 million-square-foot Clear Brook fulfillment center will pick, pack and ship larger customer items such as big-screen televisions, kayaks and patio furniture.</p>
<p style="text-align: justify;">“It is exciting to see the Amazon brand represented throughout the Commonwealth and continuing to grow,” said Todd Haymore, secretary of Commerce and Trade.</p>
<p style="text-align: justify;">“With the third-largest state-maintained transportation network, Virginia is within a one-day drive of more than 40 percent of the US, making the Commonwealth and Frederick County an ideal location for the distribution and global logistics industry. Amazon is a valued corporate citizen and employer in Virginia, and we look forward to watching its ongoing success.”</p>
<p style="text-align: justify;">Amazon recently announced plans to create more than 100,000 jobs across the US over the next 18 months.</p>

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