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Amazon preparing to open new fulfillment center in Sparrows Point

New center brings 1,500 new jobs to the area
Posted at 8:20 AM, Aug 21, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-22 05:28:58-04

Amazon is getting ready to open a new fulfillment center four months ahead of the Christmas shopping season.

The new facility in Sparrows Point is one of the few robotic facilities that Amazon has in our area, and those robots will be working alongside people as the company brings 1,500 full-time jobs. 

"Amazon looks to get as close to our customer as we can so we continue to see an increased demand right here in Maryland," explained Amazon representative Rachael Lighty. "So this fulfillment center will not only allow us to provide the great price and the great selection and fast shipping speeds our customers love, we have also found great local support and a great workforce so we are excited to continue to build and invest in Maryland."

The facility is 855,000 square feet, around the size of 28 football fields, and will house employees who will pick, pack, and ship customer items. This will have those items you need every day that are smaller, rather than the larger items Amazon also sells on their website.  

Packages from this center will deliver to the area quicker! The fulfillment center is set to launch around mid-September and it will be fully operational before Christmas time. 

If you are interested in one of the 1,500 available jobs, click here to apply and get more information.