Amazon to open new fulfillment centre in NJ

by MM&D Online Staff

CARTERET, New Jersey—Amazon.com, Inc plans to open a 1 million-square-foot fulfillment centre in Carteret, New Jersey.

“Amazon is doubling down its investment in New Jersey, showing other companies the value of growing their business in the Garden State,” said Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno. “This million-square-foot fulfillment center—the second such facility here in New Jersey—will create hundreds of full-time, permanent jobs: it’s a win for Amazon and the State.”

Amazon shipped the first item from its existing New Jersey fulfillment center in Robbinsville in July of 2014. The company employs thousands of full-time employees at its Robbinsville fulfillment centre and continues to hire to meet growing customer demand.

“We are very happy to welcome Amazon to Carteret,” said Mayor Daniel Reiman. “Amazon’s decision to locate here and make such a significant long term investment is recognition of our aggressive and ongoing redevelopment efforts. Amazon is the type of corporate partner that will help grow our local and regional economy, provide jobs and opportunity for our residents, and strengthen our expanding corporate tax base. We look forward to a long term working partnership.”