Amazon, the massive online retailer, just keeps on increasing its logistical infrastructure. Now the e-commerce giant is building a 1 million square foot facility in Burlington, NJ. Jan Hefler of The Philadelphia Inquirer writes:
Amazon spokeswoman Rachael Lighty said the 1 million square-foot facility would create 600 full-time jobs for area residents, adding to the more than 16,000 the company employs across the state.
Amazon’s selection of the Burlington site continues the company’s plans for distribution warehouses in South Jersey. There are centers in Florence in Burlington County and Logan and Swedesboro in Gloucester County, according to data maintained by real estate tracker the CoStar Group. A warehouse in West Deptford, Gloucester County is expected to open next year.
Corter said Amazon began bringing in soil to prepare the Burlington site six months ago, but began building the infrastructure only a few weeks ago. The project is expected to be completed by the end of the year, he said.
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