Amazon plans fourth central Ohio fulfillment center, adding 1,500 jobs

Online retail giant Amazon is planning another expansion of its presence in central Ohio with a fourth fulfillment center, this one in West Jefferson, Columbus Business First reports. The state-of-the-art, 855,000-square-foot sorting facility will create an additional 1,500 full-time jobs, according to the article. Kenny McDonald, president and CEO of Columbus 2020, said in a statement, “Amazon is quickly becoming one of the Columbus region’s largest and most important employers.” Amazon’s vice president of North America Customer Fulfillment, Mark Stewart, said the company’s growth in Ohio is “the result of an outstanding workforce and incredible customers.” For more, read the full article.  

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