Amazon opening another center in N.J., hiring 1,000

By Eric Strauss
West Deptford | Mar 8, 2018 at 12:49 pm

Even as New Jersey officials await with bated breath Amazon’s selection of a second headquarters site, the e-commerce titan is bringing 1,000 more jobs to the Garden State, it said Thursday.

The company announced it is opening a new customer fulfillment center in West Deptford, marking the ninth such site in the state, along with two sort centers.

“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,” Rachael Lighty, an Amazon spokesperson, said in a statement. “This 650,000-square-foot facility will support customer fulfillment and join our network of fulfillment centers across the state of New Jersey.”

The facility will be the second fulfillment center and third facility in Gloucester County, Amazon said.

“There are a variety of factors we consider when selecting a location for an Amazon facility,” Lighty said. “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. We are thrilled to join the community and look forward to building relationships and being a good neighbor for years to come.”

Amazon said the timeline for opening the facility has not yet been determined.

Eric Strauss | estrauss@roi-nj.com | acerimrat