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Amazon bringing fulfillment center, 150 new jobs to Central Virginia

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Posted at 1:43 PM, Feb 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-19 14:10:58-05

RICHMOND, Va. – Amazon is bringing a new fulfillment center to Prince George County, adding up to 150 new jobs to the area.

The fulfillment center, which will be used for its Amazon Basics line, will housed inside the former 798,000-square-foot Ace Hardware Corporation facility.

Governor Ralph Northam announced the news Wednesday afternoon.

“This investment expands Amazon’s footprint in Virginia and is a strong testament to our competitive business climate, prime East Coast location, and unmatched talent,” said Northam. “We continue to build on our corporate partnership with Amazon, and we are pleased that the new fulfillment center will create up to 150 well-paid jobs in Prince George County.”

The Governor’s office says the additional jobs will add to Amazon’s existing workforce of more than 10,000 full-time employees in the state.

Amazon launched its Virginia fulfillment operations in 2013.

The company has 10 fulfillment and sortation centers, as well as delivery stations in Ashland, Chesapeake, Chester, Clear Brook, Petersburg, Richmond, Springfield, and Sterling.

In addition to the company’s Arlington headquarters, Amazon also has 13 Whole Foods Market locations and three Prime Now Hubs across the state.