Amazon to create 1K jobs with new Shelby Township fulfillment center

With new facility in Macomb County, Amazon will employ 3,500 people in Michigan

By Nick Monacelli - Reporter

SHELBY TOWNSHIP, Mich. - Amazon is planning to open a new fulfillment center in Shelby Township.

The site will open in 2018 and create 1,000 jobs.

“Michigan has been a great place to do business for Amazon and we look forward to adding a new fulfillment center to better serve our customers in the region,” said Sanjay Shah, Amazon’s vice president of North American operations. “The state has been a source of exceptional talent for Amazon, and we’re proud to be creating great jobs with benefits for Michiganders.”

The new facility will be one-million square-feet. Employees will pick, pack and ship large items like household decor, sporting equipment and gardening tools.

“Amazon’s announcement to open another new fulfillment center in Michigan once again shows the company’s commitment to our state and the great people who live here,” Gov. Rick Snyder said. “As we continue to see an increasing convergence between the tech and manufacturing sectors, Amazon’s continued investment here proves the value of Michigan’s diverse, hard-working talent pool and reformed business climate.”

Amazon growing in Michigan

Since 2016, Amazon has announced multiple facilities in Michigan including Livoinia, Romulus, Brownstown Township and a corporate office in Detroit. That includes three fulfillment centers and one sortation center. Amazon will now employ 3,500 people in Michigan. 

“We are proud Amazon has made its home in Macomb,” said Macomb County Executive Mark Hackel. “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.”

To learn more about working at an Amazon fulfillment center, visit amazondelivers.jobs.

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