Amazon will open a 1 million-square-foot fulfillment center in Robbinsville, NJ, one of a growing number of distribution centers opened by the Internet retailer across the country over the last year.
Amazon’s multimillion dollar investment in the facility is expected to create hundreds of full-time jobs in addition to temporary, seasonal and construction jobs, said Gov. Chris Christie.
At the facility, Amazon employees will pick, pack and ship smaller items ranging from books to DVDs to customers. Amazon fulfillment center jobs pay on average 30% more than traditional retail jobs, not including stock grants.
KTR Capital Partners, a private equity firm, is building the project, with Amazon planning to take occupancy in early 2014. The expected investment in the project will exceed $200 million.