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Amazon to Open First Fulfillment Center in New York, Create Jobs

  • Warehouse in Staten Island would generate 2,250 new positions
  • Employees to work alongside robotics to ship household items
Inside An Amazon.com Distribution Center

Amazon.com Inc. is opening its first fulfillment center in New York, part of an ongoing push to store inventory closer to customers to enable faster deliveries.

The new 855,000 square-foot (79,400 square-meter) facility is planned for Staten Island, the Seattle-based e-commerce company said Wednesday without specifying a timetable. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo called the center, about the size of Buckingham Palace, “state-of-the-art.” It will create more than 2,250 full-time jobs and feature innovative technology including Amazon Robotics working alongside employees to pick, pack and ship items such as household essentials, books and toys.