Amazon plans twin robotics fulfillment centres in Ohio
July 23, 2019: Amazon has announced its plans to open two Ohio fulfillment centers, each more than 700,000 square feet — in Akron and Rossford.
July 23, 2019: Amazon has announced its plans to open two Ohio fulfillment centers, each more than 700,000 square feet — in Akron and Rossford. The centres will create more than 2,500 full-time jobs 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. 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,” said Alicia Boler Davis, Amazon’s vice president of global customer fulfillment.
The centres will provide associates opportunities to work alongside Amazon robotics. They will go through hours of safety training and ongoing coaching and will have access to continuing education opportunities through Amazon’s upskilling programmes like Career Choice.
“Amazon has been a strong partner in Ohio, creating more than 8,500 jobs here that have brought benefits and health care on day one. JobsOhio and our regional and local partners welcome these new facilities that will employ 2,500 Ohioans, revitalise an Akron neighbourhood, and bring Amazon’s largest Northwest Ohio investment to Rossford,” said JP Nauseef, JobsOhio president and chief investment officer.
Since 2010, Amazon has invested more than $5 billion in Ohio state through its customer fulfillment and cloud infrastructure, and compensation to its employees.