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Amazon to hire 1,500 new employees in Virginia

Christian Fernsby |
Amazon is continuing its investments in Virginia with the launch of two new facilities in Hampton Roads, Va. that will create 1,500 new jobs.

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Amazon will establish a multi-story robotics fulfillment center in the City of Suffolk, creating 1,000 new jobs, as well as a 650,000 square foot processing center (cross-dock) in the City of Chesapeake, which will bring 500 new jobs.

Both operations are anticipated to launch in 2021.

Governor Northam made the announcement at Old Dominion University’s Virginia Modeling, Analysis, and Simulation Center in Suffolk, where he was joined by local leaders and Amazon officials.

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