Jun-19-15 Lt. Governor Guadagno Celebrates More Than 2,500 Full-Time Jobs at Amazon Facility
New Jersey Marks 11 Consecutive Months of Statewide Job Growth
|For Immediate Release
Thursday, June 19, 2015
|Contact: Kevin Roberts 609-777-2600|
Trenton, NJ – Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno today joined Amazon.com, Inc. in celebrating its more than a million-square-foot fulfillment center in Robbinsville.
The Amazon fulfillment center has more than doubled in size since it opened and currently employs more than 2,500 full-time employees. Amazon has continued to hire for full-time roles since opening. Amazon also has plans for a new fulfillment center in Carteret that will create hundreds of new full-time positions when it opens.
“We’re not just here to celebrate the sheer number of jobs Amazon has brought to this region but also to recognize the impact this facility and those jobs will have on the community,” said Lt. Governor Guadagno. “These employees form the fabric of our neighborhoods, schools, religious institutions and volunteer groups, to name a few. As Amazon shows its continued commitment to joining the Robbinsville community, we are here today to show our commitment to helping that community grow.”
The New Jersey Business Action Center (BAC) has worked with Amazon on this new facility since 2011, including during its site selection process. Among other resources, the BAC worked with NJ Transit to address employee transportation concerns and helped the company access training and recruitment programs through the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development.
"We are pleased that Amazon has expanded here in New Jersey, offering great jobs and investment in the state,” said New Jersey Labor Commissioner Harold J. Wirths. “This fulfillment center offers great employment opportunities for New Jersey job-seekers and will help to grow our economy. We look forward to continuing a positive relationship with Amazon.”
New job numbers released yesterday from the Department of Labor marked 11 consecutive months of employment growth for New Jersey. The Garden State has added 198,000 private sector jobs since February 2010, the recessionary low point for private sector employment in New Jersey. Data from the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics also showed that more people in New Jersey reported to be employed in May than at any time since April 2008.
“We have found great talent in abundance in Robbinsville and we are proud to be creating full-time jobs that offer full benefits starting on day one,” said Tim Hall, general manager of Amazon’s Robbinsville fulfillment center. “We are grateful for the state and local elected officials who have helped us open our building.”
Amazon.com, Inc. is the world's largest online retailer, selling books, DVDs, CDs, video and MP3 downloads/streaming, software, video games, electronics, apparel, furniture, food, toys, and jewelry. The company also produces consumer electronics and is a major provider of cloud computing services.
Businesses considering a move or in need of assistance are encouraged to call New Jersey's Business Action Center at (866) 534-7789 or visit the State's Business Portal at www.newjerseybusiness.gov.
Commissioner Harold J. Wirths joined Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno at the grand opening of Amazon’s new fulfillment center in Robbinsville.