Amazon announces 3 new centers during opening in Carteret

Amazon has opened a new fulfillment center in Carteret. Amazon has opened a new fulfillment center in Carteret.
CARTERET -

Amazon made a surprise announcement Friday during the opening of its newest fulfillment center in Carteret.

The online retail giant plans to open two additional centers in Middlesex County and one in Gloucester County this year.

The three new locations include Cranbury, Edison and Logan Township and are expected to create 2,500 new jobs for the state.

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie during Friday’s ceremony praised the state's partnership with Amazon that started in 2012.

“If Amazon doesn't have a great workforce here every day, if we can't meet the goals and aspirations, then they'll leave,” Christie said. “In the end, the power of this state is the people who live here.”

Christie also encouraged workers to join what he called “the next stage of growth in the economy.”

“Amazon is leading on the technological changes in our country that lots of people see as destructive to a workforce,” he said. “They said that back in the industrial revolution also.”

The 800,000-square-foot facility is located in the 8,000 block of Industrial Avenue in Carteret. Amazon said its new center gives the company the chance to show off what it considers to be innovative technologies and processes that will help deliver customer orders on a daily basis.

“The robots are helping associates pick, pack and ship customer orders,” says Amazon spokesperson Lauren Lynch.

The Carteret center, which is Amazon’s largest so far in the Garden State, has already hired 2,000 employees.

When all three of the newly announced facilities are opened, the total number of Amazon fulfillment centers in New Jersey will be 10.

  • ConsumerMore>>

  • Business Briefs: Nike stocks, Amazon Storefronts, Strava

    Business Briefs: Nike stocks, Amazon Storefronts, Strava

    Sunday, September 23 2018 1:16 PM EDT2018-09-23 17:16:23 GMT
    Business Briefs: Nike stocks, Amazon Storefronts, StravaBusiness Briefs: Nike stocks, Amazon Storefronts, Strava
    Business Briefs: Nike stocks, Amazon Storefronts, StravaBusiness Briefs: Nike stocks, Amazon Storefronts, Strava

    Nike is set to release its quarterly earnings Tuesday. “Amazon Storefronts” is live. Fitness app Strava is set to help find better routes for users.

    Nike is set to release its quarterly earnings Tuesday. “Amazon Storefronts” is live. Fitness app Strava is set to help find better routes for users.

  • Consumer Alert: Stopping spam phone calls

    Consumer Alert: Stopping spam phone calls

    Friday, September 21 2018 5:23 PM EDT2018-09-21 21:23:06 GMT
    Consumer Alert: Stopping spam phone callsConsumer Alert: Stopping spam phone calls
    Consumer Alert: Stopping spam phone callsConsumer Alert: Stopping spam phone calls

    Anyone who has ever used a telephone may have noticed an increase in the amount of robocalls that they have received.

    Anyone who has ever used a telephone may have noticed an increase in the amount of robocalls that they have received.

  • Business Briefs: Walmart, Uber, Airbnb

    Business Briefs: Walmart, Uber, Airbnb

    Friday, September 21 2018 2:47 PM EDT2018-09-21 18:47:17 GMT
    Tough China tariffs may force Walmart's prices up, according to Cheddar.Tough China tariffs may force Walmart's prices up, according to Cheddar.
    Tough China tariffs may force Walmart's prices up, according to Cheddar.Tough China tariffs may force Walmart's prices up, according to Cheddar.

    Tough China tariffs may force Walmart's prices up, according to Cheddar.

    Tough China tariffs may force Walmart's prices up, according to Cheddar.

  • Top StoriesTop StoriesMore>>

  • FanDuel to pay gamblers who benefitted from erroneously inflated odds

    FanDuel to pay gamblers who benefitted from erroneously inflated odds

    Sunday, September 23 2018 5:50 PM EDT2018-09-23 21:50:54 GMT
    FanDuel agrees to pay out Newark man’s $82,000 winningFanDuel agrees to pay out Newark man’s $82,000 winning
    FanDuel agrees to pay out Newark man’s $82,000 winningFanDuel agrees to pay out Newark man’s $82,000 winning

    FanDuel announced Thursday that it would compensate bettors for the drastically erroneous payouts it made during an NFL game last Sunday. 

    FanDuel announced Thursday that it would compensate bettors for the drastically erroneous payouts it made during an NFL game last Sunday. 

  • Forecast: Cloudy skies, rain expected Monday

    Forecast: Cloudy skies, rain expected Monday

    Forecast: Dry conditions Wednesday, temperatures in the 80sForecast: Dry conditions Wednesday, temperatures in the 80s

    Monday should see cloudy skies by the afternoon with few breaks of sunshine.

    Monday should see cloudy skies by the afternoon with few breaks of sunshine.

  • As Senate hearing set for Kavanaugh, new accuser emerges

    As Senate hearing set for Kavanaugh, new accuser emerges

    Sunday, September 23 2018 11:55 PM EDT2018-09-24 03:55:20 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate Judiciary Committee scheduled a hearing Thursday for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford, a woman who says he sexually assaulted her as a teenager, as a claim of sexual misconduct emerged from another woman. The New Yorker magazine reported Sunday night that Senate Democrats were investigating a second woman's accusation of sexual misconduct by Kavanaugh dating to the 1983-84 academic year, Kavanaugh's first at Yale University....

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate Judiciary Committee scheduled a hearing Thursday for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford, a woman who says he sexually assaulted her as a teenager, as a claim of sexual misconduct emerged from another woman. The New Yorker magazine reported Sunday night that Senate Democrats were investigating a second woman's accusation of sexual misconduct by Kavanaugh dating to the 1983-84 academic year, Kavanaugh's first at Yale University....

sorry to interrupt
your first 20 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 20 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 20 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login or create an account to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to news12.com while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."