Amazon is expanding its presence in New Jersey with plans to open three new fulfillment centers in the Garden State.
The new sites in Cranbury Township and Edison near New York City and Logan Township just south of Philadelphia will create more than 2,500 new, full-time jobs, according to the company.
Since Amazon launched operations in New Jersey in 2012, the company has grown its fulfillment workforce in the state to 13,000-plus full-time employees across seven existing facilities in Avenel, Carteret, Florence, Logan Township and Robbinsville.
Amazon employees at the more than 900,000-square-foot fulfillment center in Cranbury Township and the 1-million-square-foot fulfillment center in Logan Township will pick, pack and ship larger customer items such as music equipment, sports gear and patio furniture. The 900,000-square-foot fulfillment center in Edison will handle smaller customer items such as books, toys and kitchenware.