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Yesterday Amazon announced their plans to expand in the Metro Detroit area. As part of the plan, the company will add five new sites and create over 2,000 new jobs.

According to The Detroit News, The sites include fulfillment centers in Detroit, Hazel Park, Pontiac and Huron Township and a sortation center in Plymouth.

Full and part-time positions are expected to start at $15 per hour (minimum) along with comprehensive benefits.

Alicia Boler Davis, Amazon’s vice president of global customer fulfillment:

We are grateful for the strong support we’ve received from local and state leaders as we broaden our footprint throughout Michigan.

We look forward to bringing more than 2,000 good jobs to Metro Detroit and contributing positively to the community.

The location in Detroit that is planning to open later this year will be a massive 823,000 square-foot fulfillment center and is expected to be the home for 1,200 new full time employees.

Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan:

We're thrilled that Amazon selected Detroit for what will be one of the largest fulfillment centers in Michigan. Amazon has been a great partner and its most important delivery will be the 3,000 construction jobs, 1,200 permanent jobs and new small business opportunities this new facility will bring to our city.

New sites include:

  • A sub-same-day fulfillment center in Hazel Park
  • An “XLFC” fulfillment center and sort center in Huron Township
  • A sort center in Plymouth
  • A robotics fulfillment center in Pontiac

This could be a great employment opportunity for residents in our area. It's a bit of a drive but people make that drive every single day.

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