Amazon.com plans to open a new fulfillment center in the Charter Township of Shelby, Michigan.
When the facility opens in 2018, it will create 1,000 new full-time jobs with benefits, according to the company. At the new one million-square-foot fulfillment center in the Charter Township of Shelby, employees will pick, pack and ship large items like household décor, sporting equipment and gardening tools.
Since 2016, Amazon has opened multiple facilities in Michigan including three fulfillment centers and one sortation center in Livonia, Romulus, Brownstown and the Charter Township of Shelby, as well as a corporate office in Detroit. The new fulfillment center will bring Amazon’s workforce in the state to more than 3,500.
“Michigan has been a great place to do business for Amazon and we look forward to adding a new fulfillment center to better serve our customers in the region,” said Sanjay Shah, Amazon’s vp/North American operations. “The state has been a source of exceptional talent for Amazon, and we’re proud to be creating great jobs with benefits for Michiganders.”