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Amazon to open an 850,000 square foot fulfillment center in Michigan

The e-commerce titan's new facility will employ more than 1,000 full-time workers
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This will be Amazon's fourth fulfillment center to open in the Wolverine state

Amazon.com Inc (NASDAQ:AMZN) will be opening its forth fulfillment center in Michigan, bringing full-time employment opportunities and its robotics technology.

The e-commerce giant plans to open an 850,000 square foot fulfilment center in Gaines Township, Michigan.

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The center will provide full-time positions to more than 1,000 people. Employees will work alongside Amazon Robotics technology to fulfill customer orders.

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“Because of our ability to have more inventory on-hand and increased speed of fulfillment, we are able to better meet customer demand and create more than 1,000 new jobs with competitive pay and great benefits starting on day one of employment,” said Mark Stewart, Amazon’s vice president of North American operations.

Amazon’s full-time employees receive a benefits package which includes health insurance, a 401(k) and company stock. Employees also receive up to 20 weeks of maternal and parental paid leave.

The Career Choice program covers up to 95% of tuition costs and has been utilized by more than 16,000 employees.

Shares of the Seattle-based company were down slightly to US$1,710.50 in morning trading.

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