Amazon continues expansion in Massachusetts, opens Salem delivery station
16 Feb 2021
Amazon is continuing its steady expansion of facilities in Massachusetts, officially opening a new delivery station in Salem and slating two more locations to open in 2021 and 2022, the e-commerce giant announced Monday.
The 148,000-square-foot Salem delivery station at 20 Colonial Road will create more than 175 full- and part-time associate jobs, in addition to hundreds of driver opportunities for Amazon’s Delivery Service Partners and Amazon Flex drivers.
“I want to welcome Amazon Logistics to the Salem business community and am encouraged about the addition of hundreds of new jobs to our local economy,” Salem Mayor Kimberley Driscoll said in a statement.
Also in Massachusetts, Amazon Logistics has signed leases to open delivery stations in Littleton and Randolph.
A 143,600-square-foot Littleton delivery station at 151-153 Taylor St. is set to open this year, while an 88,000-square-foot Randolph facility at 100 Mazzeo Drive will open in 2022.
“We are excited to continue to invest in the state of Massachusetts with new delivery stations that will provide efficient delivery for customers, and create thousands of job opportunities for the talented workforce,” Emily Hawkins, an Amazon spokesperson, said in a statement. “These new delivery stations represent Amazon’s unwavering commitment to safety, technological innovations, and skilled teams who are obsessed with delivering for our customers.”
Amazon has more than 250 delivery stations across the U.S.
“Delivery stations power the last mile of our order process and help speed up deliveries for customers,” Amazon said in a statement. “Packages are shipped to a delivery station from neighboring Amazon Fulfillment and Sortation Centers, loaded into delivery vehicles and delivered to customers.”
Since 2010, Amazon has created more than 20,000 full- and part-time jobs in Massachusetts and invested more than $6.2 billion across the state.
By RICK SOBEY
Source: Boston Herald