Amazon to Open Two Fulfillment Centers Near Columbus
In November, Amazon announced plans to open two fulfillment centers in Obetz, Ohio and Etna, Ohio. The planned centers will bring more than 2,000 jobs to the region.
“We are pleased to continue investing in Ohio by building our first fulfillment centers in the state. This investment will create thousands of jobs that will have comprehensive benefits on day one,” said Mike Roth, Amazon’s vice president of North American operations, at the time of the announcement. “Our expansion in the Buckeye State will also help us increase our already fast shipping times to our customers.”
Ohioans employed at these facilities will be eligible for health insurance, 401(k) with 50 percent match, bonuses, company stocks awards and a network of support to help ensure employees succeed. Hourly employees also enjoy generous maternity and paternity leave benefits.
The Obetz facility will be more than 1 million square feet while the Etna facility will be more than 800,000 square feet.