Amazon announces Hagerstown fulfillment center, creating new jobs


TRACY, CA – JANUARY 20: Boxes move along a conveyor belt at an Amazon fulfillment center on January 20, 2015 in Tracy, California. Amazon officially opened its new 1.2 million square foot fulfillment center in Tracy, California that employs more than 1,500 full time workers as well as 3,000 Kiva robots that can fetch merchandise for workers and are capable of lifting up to 750 pounds. Amazon is currently using 15,000 of the robots spread over 10 fulfillment centers across the country. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

HAGERSTOWN, Md. (WDVM) — A new Amazon fulfillment center is coming to Hagerstown, bringing hundreds of new, full-time jobs with it, according to an announcement from Hagerstown Mayor Bob Bruchey and Amazon.

The e-commerce giant says it already operates six fulfillment and sorting centers across the state of Maryland. Amazon boasts a $15 minimum wage for employees.

In a statement Tuesday morning, Amazon said the Hagerstown center will bring “500 new, full-time jobs with industry-leading pay and benefits starting of day one of employment.”

A statement from Amazon says aside from jobs on the fulfillment center floor, “Amazon will hire for roles in human resources, operations management, safety, security, finance and information technology.”

“Maryland is great for business, and Amazon is excited to continue its growth and investment with a new state-of-the-art operations facility in the City of Hagerstown to serve our customers across the state,” said Alicia Boler Davis, Amazon’s Vice President of Global Customer Fulfillment said in a statement.

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