Industrial Electronics

Amazon’s new robotic fulfillment centers will create 2,500 jobs

23 July 2019
An Amazon employee workers with a robot picker in a factory. Source: Amazon

Amazon plans to open two new robotic fulfillment centers in Ohio. The e-commerce giant claims the centers will create more than 2,500 full-time jobs working alongside the robots.

The move follows Amazon’s rollout of new industrial robot workers in Denver to optimize package sorting. The two new 700,000 ft2 centers will be located in Akron, Ohio, and Rossford, Ohio, and will pack and ship small items such as books, electronics and toys.

Amazon said it will train the new employees and offer educational opportunities through its upskilling programs like Career Choice, in which the company pre-pays up to 95% of tuition for courses related to in-demand fields. New employees will earn a $15 minimum hourly wage with medical, vision and dental insurance as well as 401(k) and other benefits.

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