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  November 24th, 2015 | Written by

Amazon to Open Two Fulfillment Centers near Columbus

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  • Amazon’s 800,000 square-foot fulfillment center in Etna Township will be developed by Prologis.
  • Amazon’s one-million square-foot fulfillment center in Obetz will be developed by Duke Realty.
  • Amazon exec: We are building our first fulfilment centers in Ohio.
  • JobsOhio President: Amazon projects will add cutting-edge fulfillment centers in a premier logistics hub., Inc. announced plans to open fulfillment centers in Obetz, Ohio and in Etna, Ohio. Together these Amazon facilities will bring more than 2,000 jobs to the region.

The more than 800,000 square-foot fulfillment center in Etna Township will be developed by Prologis. The more than 1 million-square-foot fulfillment center in Obetz will be developed by Duke Realty.

“Etna welcomes Amazon with open arms,” said Etna Township Board of Trustees President John Carlisle. “This project further legitimizes Etna’s standing on the national stage in economic and community development.”

“The Village of Obetz is proud to add Amazon to its stable of outstanding, national, ecommerce businesses,” said Mayor D. Greg Scott. “Obetz, and the Rickenbacker Global Logistics Park region, continue to be the go-to spot for global companies looking for the perfect logistics location. We are excited about our partnership with Amazon and look forward to a long and prosperous relationship.”

Amazon’s new fulfillment centers will continue the company’s commitment to Ohio.

“We are very pleased to continue investing in Ohio by building our first fulfilment centers in the state,” said Mike Roth, Amazon’s vice president of North America operations. “This investment will create thousands of jobs that will have comprehensive benefits on day one. Our expansion in the Buckeye State will also help us increase our already fast shipping times to our customers.”

“These new Amazon projects will add more than 2,000 new jobs in Obetz and Etna and cutting-edge fulfillment centers in one of the nation’s premier logistics hubs,” said JobsOhio President and Chief investment Officer John Minor.

In addition to competitive wages, associates at Amazon are eligible for comprehensive benefits on day one that include health insurance, 401(k) with 50 percent match, bonuses, company stock awards, and a network of support to help ensure employees succeed.

Hourly employees at Amazon fulfillment centers also enjoy generous maternity and paternity leave benefits. These benefits offer up to 20 weeks of paid leave, a flexible Ramp Back Program, and a newly invented Leave Share Program that allows employees the ability to share their paid leave with their spouse or partner.

“We are excited to welcome this investment to Etna, Obetz, the Rickenbacker area, and Ohio,” said Kenny McDonald, CEO of Columbus 2020. “We look forward to working with Amazon and integrating them fully within the Columbus region’s diverse logistics cluster, so that they can continue to successfully service their customers all over the U.S.”