Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) disclosed that it would unveil three more fulfillment centers in New Jersey. The company indicated that the three new sites, Cranbury Township, Logan Township and Edison would add over 2,500 new and full time jobs for the Americans. The online retailer has more than 13,000 full time employees in New Jersey after launching its operations in 2012.
Amazon pointed two factors for expanding in New Jersey. One is the incredible customers and the other is the outstanding workforce. The company revealed that full-time employees could get competitive hourly wages besides complete package benefits commencing from the joining date. That included healthcare, stock awards, parental leave benefits and 401(k).
Aside from that, employees are also offered Career Choice and the company claimed that more than 9,000 employees have pursued degrees in nursing, visual communications, radiology, IT programming and game design.
Commenting on the development, Governor Chris Christie said, “We applaud Amazon for investing in several expansions throughout New Jersey and for creating greater opportunities for our high-quality workforce. Today’s great news is no accident or coincidence. Over the last seven-plus years, my administration has lowered a variety of taxes, improved New Jersey’s business climate, increased the number of well-paying jobs and grown the overall economy.”
At time of writing this, Amazon shares are gaining 0.19 percent in pre-market.