Amazon continues to expand in Metro Detroit with new fulfillment, sort centers
DETROIT – Amazon is building several fulfillment centers in southeastern Michigan. In addition to the previously announced fulfillment center at the old State Fairgrounds in Detroit, Amazon is planning to build fulfillment centers in Hazel Park, Huron Township and Pontiac. The online sales giant also plans to build a sort center in Plymouth. This expansion is expected to create 2,000 jobs in Metro Detroit with 1,200 of those jobs at the Detroit center. More: Amazon newsRead more: Amazon prepares to set up shop at Detroit’s old State Fairgrounds site
Amazon looking to hire 100,000 workers across country, including in Metro Detroit
LIVONIA, Mich. – Amazon is looking to hire 100,000 workers across the country, including in Metro Detroit, for both full- and part-time positions. The Amazon fulfillment center in Livonia has seven stories of items waiting to be picked and shipped out to customers ordering online. The fulfillment center has a bit of a traffic jam on the aisles. Business and demand is so strong that the company is looking to hire 3,000 people across the state -- 2,000 in Metro Detroit. The company is in the process of opening four delivery centers, which is the next stop for packages put together at the fulfillment center.
Amazon says it is hiring 75,000, has hired 100,000 in past 4 weeks
Amazon said it has fulfilled a pledge to hire 100,000 employees globally during the coronavirus pandemic. In a statement Tuesday, Amazon said now it is creating another 75,000 jobs so it can better serve customers during the pandemic. Amazon also says it is investing in pay increases for employees. The company plans to spend more than $500 million to do so. “We also continue to invest in pay increases and previously expected to spend $350 million to increase wages during this unprecedented time -- we now expect that to be over $500 million.