Amazon.com (AMZN) announced on Friday that it would open a new fulfillment center in North Randall, Oh., that will generate over 2,000 full-time associate roles.
The positions also come with benefits and opportunities to interact and work with Amazon Robotics in a "highly technological" workplace.
"Our ability to expand in Ohio is the result of two things: incredible customers and an outstanding workforce in the state," said Sanjay Shah, Amazon's VP of North American Customer Fulfillment. "We very much appreciate the state and local elected leaders who have supported Amazon's arrival in North Randall and look forward to bringing more jobs and investment in the coming months."
Amazon currently has 4,500 full-time associates at two other Ohio centers in Etna and Obetz. Employees at the 855,000 square-foot North Randall center will pack and ship smaller customer goods including electronics and books.
"Along with Team NEO and the Village of North Randall, the Cleveland Port Authority, and the Greater Cleveland Partnership, we are pleased to partner with Amazon to revitalize and bring jobs back to a property that has stood vacant for too long," said JobsOhio President and CIO John Minor. "Amazon's investment at a site where the nation's largest shopping mall once stood will now support digital retail jobs."
Shares of Amazon were higher during Friday morning trading.
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