Amazon to develop new fulfillment center in Pennsylvania

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Amazon has announced plans to open its 15th Pennsylvanian operations facility in Pittsburgh, creating more than 800 new, full-time jobs.

“Pennsylvania is a great state for business and Amazon is excited to continue its growth and investment with our newest fulfillment center in Allegheny County,” said Alicia Boler Davis, vice president of global customer fulfillment, Amazon.

“For nearly a decade, the Keystone state has been key to Amazon’s ability to serve our incredible customers and provide great selection and super-fast shipping speeds across the Northeast and Midwest regions of the USA Since 2010, the company has invested more than US$8.5bn in the state through its local fulfillment center and cloud infrastructure, research facilities, and compensation to thousands of employees.”

The fulfillment center will cover more than 1,000,000ft² (93,000m²) and Amazon employees will pick, pack and ship larger customer items, such as sports equipment, patio furniture, kayaks and larger home goods.

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