Amazon.com plans to open a new fulfilment centre in Pittsburgh – which will be its 15th Pennsylvanian operations facility.
The fulfilment centre will be more than 1 million square feet and Amazon employees will pick, pack and ship larger customer items, such as sports equipment, patio furniture, kayaks and larger home goods.
“Pennsylvania is a great state for business and Amazon is excited to continue its growth and investment with our newest fulfilment centre in Allegheny County,” said Alicia Boler Davis, vice president of global customer fulfillment, Amazon.
“For nearly a decade, the Keystone state has been key to Amazon’s ability to serve our incredible customers and provide great selection and super-fast shipping speeds across the Northeast and Midwest regions of the U.S. Since 2010, the company has invested more than $8.5 billion in the state through its local fulfilment centre and cloud infrastructure, research facilities, and compensation to thousands of employees. We are excited to create more than 800 new full-time jobs, in addition to the 10,000 current employees across the state.”