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Amazon Expanding in New Jersey, Company to Open Two New Fulfillment Centers

SEATTLE, Apr 27, 2016 (BUSINESS WIRE) --, Inc. AMZN, -1.49% today announced plans to expand its footprint in New Jersey by opening two new fulfillment centers. The new sites will be located in Florence and Carteret. Through these new buildings, Amazon will bring more than 2,000 full-time jobs to the Garden State.

“We place our fulfillment centers close to customers to provide the fastest possible delivery times, and this expansion in New Jersey is directly tied to our increasing customer demand,” said Akash Chauhan, Amazon’s vice president of North America fulfillment operations. “We currently have more than 5,500 full-time jobs in the state and we are excited about the opportunity to add 2,000 new full-time positions.”

Amazon currently operates a fulfillment center in Carteret with more than 500 full-time associates. This new fulfillment center, the second in Carteret, will be...