Amazon – the largest Internet-based retailer in the world – will expand its footprint in Connecticut with a new state-of-the-art 855,000-square-foot fulfillment center, Gov. Dannel Malloy announced Thursday.
The company plans to spend $255 million on the project, where it will create 1,800 jobs at the new facility in North Haven.
The company, which recently opened a fulfillment center in Windsor and a sorting center in Wallingford, now employs 2,000 people in Connecticut. With the addition of the North Haven facility, that number will increase to 3,800 Connecticut-based employees.
“This is a significant win for our state’s taxpayers and our economy,” Malloy said. “Amazon’s $255 million investment to expand operations in Connecticut is proof positive that when we work with companies and bring our collective ingenuity to bear, we deliver on creating jobs for the hardworking residents of our state.”
Amazon’s North Haven fulfillment center will be located at 415 Washington Ave. The 168-acre property was formerly used by Pratt & Whitney and has been vacant for over 15 years.
“Five years after announcing our first fulfillment center in Connecticut, we’re excited to open a new, state-of-the-art fulfillment center in North Haven, creating more than 1,500 full-time jobs that offer wages 30 percent higher than traditional retail roles and include comprehensive benefits on day one, bonuses and stock awards,” said Akash Chauhan, Amazon’s vice president of North America operations.
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