Amazon is growing by leaps and bounds! The Seattle-based retail giant has announced the opening of a new fulfillment center in Romulus, Michigan spanning the ground area of almost a million feet and lobbying more than 1,500 associate job opportunities. Building up a highly technological workspace, this accounts for the second fulfillment center in the Michigan state. The workplace is equipped with Amazon robotics technology where the employees shall work with high-level automation and innovative technology to fulfill customer orders.
Akash Chauhan, Amazon’s Vice President of North America Operations said, ‘The state offers an outstanding workforce along with incredible customers that inspired and enabled us to expand in the space. We feel thrilled to be a part of Michigan which houses more than 65,000 authors, developers, and sellers who aspire to reach new customers via our products and services.’
This indeed is great news for candidates who wish to work at this center because of the attached exclusive benefits that tag along with this job opportunity. At the facility, employees will pick, pack and ship customer bought items like electronics, books or any other consumer goods using Amazon Robotics and obviously get high wages at the same time. In addition to this, full-time employees are eligible for other comprehensive benefits like company stock awards, work bonuses, and health insurances. The company also offers paid maternal and paternal leaves for up to 20 weeks. Other exclusive benefits include Ramp Back and Leave Share which flexibly support the employee’s growing family.
“Romulus is looking forward to work collaboratively with Amazon whilst welcoming them to this land of opportunity and enabling the economy to grow socially. The investment made by Amazon in our space shall act like a true catalyst for positive development and high growth,” stated the Romulus Mayor, LeRoy Burcroff.
Amazon additionally commits to creating 50,000 jobs in the future by investing an amount of $5 billion. Employees at Amazon can also grab an opportunity in the innovative employee career program, where the company pays up to 95% course fee for any subject that you wish to pursue a degree in, regardless of whether it is related to your Amazon career or not. Since the programme has been launched, over 10k employees have leveraged this programme pursuing degrees in varied subjects like Visual Communication, Gaming, Design, Radiology and many more.
Michigan Economic Development Corporation’s Chief BDO and Executive VP, Jennifer Nelson, stated happily, ”We highly appreciate Amazon’s pioneering spirit. Looking forward to a long-term and a collaborative relationship that shall prove productive for both the state and the company. Our reputation as a business-friendly state, quality of workforce and logistical assets offered compelling reasons for the brand to expand its operations on this large scale.”
The fulfillment center still has vacancies for candidates that can be filled online. An applicant must be 18 years old with a high school Diploma or equivalent as a minimum requirement.
Gov. Rick Synder further added, ‘The announcement is a terrific news for Michigan. I truly appreciate the company’s continual effort to invest in Michiganders, offering training in skills that people need to leverage.’