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Amazon to open another North Carolina facility, create ‘hundreds of jobs’

Amazon to open another North Carolina facility, create ‘hundreds of jobs’
18 Jun 2020

Amazon says it will open a facility in Cary that will create hundreds of jobs.

The Seattle-based e-commerce giant said Monday it plans to open a “delivery station” sometime this year. At delivery stations, orders are prepared for last-mile delivery to customers. The Cary site is meant to improve delivery times in the Triangle.

The company did not say whether it has chosen a specific location for the delivery station, but it said the facility “will create hundreds of full-time and part-time jobs” paying a minimum of $15 an hour.

“We are excited to continue to invest in the state of North Carolina with a new delivery station to provide efficient delivery for customers, and hundreds of job opportunities …,” an Amazon spokesperson said. (NASDAQ: AMZN) expects to open the site in 2020, but it didn’t give a specific date.

The company also appears to be targeting a 47.7-acre industrial site at 413 Goodman Road in Concord for a new delivery station, as reported by CBJ in late March.

Amazon’s latest facility in the Charlotte region — an 855,000-square-foot robotics fulfillment center at interstates 485 and 85 — opened in the second half of 2019. Other centers include a fulfillment facility in Kannapolis, which is 1.1 million square feet and employs about 1,000, as well as a sortation center in Concord, Amazon’s first operation in the area, and a receiving center on Wilkinson Boulevard.

Amazon has seen demand boom during the pandemic. In March, the company said it would work to fill 100,000 positions nationwide, including 2,000-plus jobs in North Carolina.

By Caleb Harshberger

Source: Charlotte Business Journal