Amazon has announced plans to open two new Ohio fulfillment centers – one in Akron and one in Rossford – that will create more than 2,500 full-time jobs and opportunities to work alongside Amazon robotics technology.
Each fulfillment center is more than 700,000ft2 (65,000m2) and will be used to pick, pack and ship small items to customers such as books, electronics and toys.
“Ohio has been a great place to do business, serve customers and create jobs; as a result, we are thrilled to develop two state-of-the-art fulfillment centers in Akron and Rossford,” said Alicia Boler Davis, Amazon’s vice president of global customer fulfillment. “We’re excited to grow our team in the Buckeye state, which now includes more than 8,500 Amazonians, and be part of the larger Ohio community.”
Since 2010, Amazon has invested more than US$5bn in Ohio through its customer fulfillment and cloud infrastructure, and compensation to its employees. Using methodology developed by the US Bureau of Economic Analysis, Amazon estimates its investments in the state have created an additional 19,000 indirect jobs on top of the company’s direct hires.
These two new projects are being developed in partnership with Seefried Industrial Properties, Duke Realty, the Development Finance Authority of Summit County, and the Wood County Port Authority.