DETROIT – Amazon.com, Inc. announced Thursday morning plans to open a new fulfillment center in Michigan's Macomb County.
The company said in a news release that when the new Shelby Township site opens in 2018 it will create 1,000 new full-time jobs with benefits. The Shelby Township fulfillment center location remains undisclosed.
"We are proud Amazon has made its home in Macomb,” said Macomb County Executive Mark Hackel in a news release. "The economic advantage of Macomb County has aligned perfectly with the corporate growth strategy of Amazon. This partnership is built upon technological innovation, emerging workforce development, and community prosperity. Together with Amazon, we are bringing a million square foot fulfillment center and 1,000 jobs to Macomb County."
Details on Shelby Township location:
- 1-million-square-foot fulfillment center
- 1,000 new jobs
- Employees will pick, pack and ship large items like household decor, sporting equipment and gardening tools
Amazon said it will now employ more 3,500 people in Michigan with three fulfillment centers and a sortation center in Livonia, Romulus, Brownstown and Shelby Township. The online shopping and shipping company also has a corporate office in Detroit.
More about Amazon jobs
Full-time employees at Amazon receive highly-competitive pay, health insurance, disability insurance, retirement savings plans and company stock. The company also offers up to 20 weeks of maternity and parental paid leave and innovative benefits such as Leave Share and Ramp Back, which give new parents flexibility with their growing families.
Amazon also offers full-time employees innovative programs like Career Choice, where the company will pre-pay up to 95 percent of tuition for courses related to in-demand fields, regardless of whether the skills are relevant to a career at Amazon. Since the program’s launch, over 10,000 employees have pursued degrees in game design and visual communications, nursing, IT programming and radiology, to name a few.
To learn more about working at an Amazon fulfillment center, visit amazondelivers.jobs.
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