Amazon to create 2,500 jobs and ‘robotics opportunities’ in Ohio hubs

Amazon is to open two new Ohio fulfillment centers, creating more than 2,500 full-time jobs and opportunities to work alongside robotics in an “industry-leading workplace”.

Each centre, one in Akron and the other in Rossford, occupies more than 700,000 sq ft 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.”

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine said: “Amazon continues to demonstrate confidence in the great workforce and e-commerce business climate we have in Ohio.

“I’m pleased to welcome two additional investments from Amazon, which bring thousands of new jobs to Ohio and cutting-edge facilities to Akron and Rossford.”

 

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