(WWJ) Amazon is looking to hire more than 2,000 new workers, as it plans to open more facilities in metro Detroit.
The online retail giant announced this Monday as it plans to open up fulfillment centers in Hazel Park and Pontiac, as well as a Sort Center in Plymouth.
“We’re excited to be expanding our network to better serve our customers in the great city of Detroit,” said Alicia Boler Davis, Amazon’s vice president of global customer fulfillment. “We are grateful for the strong support we’ve received from local and state leaders as we broaden our footprint throughout Michigan."
Those facilities are in addition to plans to open a Robotics Fulfillment Center at the old state Fairgrounds in Detroit and fulfillment and sort centers at the old Pinnacle Park Race track near Metro Airport in Romulus.
Those locations will be:
• Detroit – Amazon Robotics Fulfillment Center.
• Hazel Park – Sub-Same-Day Fulfillment Center.
• Pinnacle Park – Amazon “XLFC” Fulfillment Center.
• Pinnacle Park – Amazon Sort Center.
• Plymouth – Amazon Sort Center.
• Pontiac – Amazon Robotics Fulfillment Center.
"We're thrilled that Amazon selected Detroit for what will be one of the largest fulfillment centers in Michigan,” said Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan. “Amazon has been a great partner and its most important delivery will be the 3,000 construction jobs, 1,200 permanent jobs and new small business opportunities this new facility will bring to our city."
Officials say these will be permanent full- and part-time jobs with a minimum $15 per hour wage and comprehensive benefits starting on the employee’s first day. Amazon has also pledged to invest over $700 million to provide upskilling training for 100,000 U.S. employees for in-demand jobs, and in 2020 it promoted more than 35,000 associates in its operations network. The upskilling programs will help Amazon team members from all backgrounds access training to move into highly skilled roles across the company’s corporate offices, tech hubs, fulfillment centers, retail stores and transportation network, or pursue career paths in high-demand fields outside of Amazon.
Amazon currently operates 10 sites in Detroit that support customer fulfillment and delivery operations, including four facilities that launched in 2020.
“With this deal, we are able to appropriately redevelop the Pinnacle property – adding roughly 1,000 new jobs for local residents while expanding our tax base at the same time,” said Wayne County Executive Warren Evans. “When I took office, I made it a priority to repurpose the land in a more productive way that made sense for the location. Working in collaboration with Huron Township leaders and Detroit Aerotropolis, my team identified a new approach for the site that was both economically viable and consistent with the community’s vision. I’m pleased that Amazon agrees that Pinnacle is a prime location for a world-class logistics and distribution facility that will put Wayne County residents to work.”
To apply for all open jobs with Amazon, visit www.amazon.jobs/en.