Amazon.com is expanding its network of fulfillment centers with the construction of new locations in OH and Oregon. The company is adding its fourth distribution center in OH in Monroe, creating more than 1,000 full-time positions.
The company operates such centers in Etna, Obetz, and most recently North Randall, a Cleveland suburb.
"We welcome Amazon's commitment to bring 1,000 new jobs to Monroe and its growth in Southwest Ohio", said JobsOhio president and chief investment officer John Minor in an Amazon press release. Associates at the one-million-square-foot facility in Monroe will pick, pack and ship larger customer items such as sports equipment, gardening tools, and pet food. The e-commerce giant is also adding a third fulfillment center in Portland, Ore., creating more than 1,000 full-time jobs. The company recently announced an upcoming fulfillment center in Troutdale and Salem, in addition to the existing sortation center in Hillsboro and Prime Now hub in Portland. The company will have 3,500 full-time fulfillment workers in OR starting in 2018.