SEATTLE – Amazon.com, Inc. plans to open two new Ohio fulfillment centres, one in Akron and the other in Rossford.
Each fulfillment centre is more than 700,000 square feet and will be used to pick, pack and ship small items to customers such as books, electronics and toys.
The centres will create more than 2,500 full-time jobs working alongside Amazon robotics.
“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 centres 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.”
“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,” said J.P. Nauseef, JobsOhio president and chief investment officer.
“JobsOhio and our regional and local partners welcome these new facilities that will employ 2,500 Ohioans, revitalize an Akron neighborhood, and bring Amazon’s largest Northwest Ohio investment to Rossford.”
These projects are being developed in partnership with Seefried Industrial Properties, Duke Realty, the Development Finance Authority of Summit County, and the Wood County Port Authority.