Amazon opened its latest delivery station in New Jersey this week, a 250,000-square-foot building in Carteret.
Delivery stations are different than the company’s fulfillment and sortation centers. Amazon officials say delivery stations, smaller in size, are used to power the last mile of the order process and help speed up deliveries for customers as they load packages from those centers onto delivery vehicles.
Amazon has opened more than a dozen delivery stations around the state in 2020. Company officials have said they expect to have 17 by the end of the year.
The delivery station, at 377 Roosevelt Ave., will create more than 200 associate jobs, all paying at least $15 per hour (click here to see the jobs). In addition, the delivery station will have hundreds of driver opportunities for Amazon’s Delivery Service Partners and Amazon Flex drivers.
Amazon is expected to be the largest company employer in the state by the end of the year, with a workforce of approximately 40,000.
Amazon said delivery stations also offer entrepreneurs the opportunity to build their own business delivering Amazon packages, as well as independent contractors the flexibility to be their own boss and create their own schedule delivering for Amazon Flex. To learn more, visit www.logistics.amazon.com and flex.amazon.com
In celebration of the Carteret station launch, Amazon partnered with Communities in Cooperation and distributed more than 400 bags of back-to-school items to the local public school system.