$100 million Amazon center in Staten Island, N.Y. to create 2,250 jobs
The 855,000 square-foot facility is Amazon's first fulfillment center in New York and will offer opportunities for employees to engage with advanced robotics in a highly tech-enabled workplace.
A fulfillment center is an advanced logistics operation that strategically moves products the fastest way possible.
Amazon has a robust network of fulfillment centers around the world, and the Amazon U.S. fulfillment network consists of more than 70 fulfillment centers.
Amazon's new fulfillment center in Staten Island will feature innovative technology such as Amazon Robotics.
In order to encourage Amazon's expansion into New York State, Empire State Development offered the company up to $18 million in performance-based tax credits through the Excelsior Jobs Program.
In addition to the 2,250 new jobs at the facility, Amazon will retain an additional 886 jobs in New York over the next five years. ■