Amazon to build 2 fulfillment centers in central Ohio

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH)– More than 2,000 jobs are expected to be brought to central Ohio after Amazon announced it will be opening two fulfillment centers in the area.

In a press release, Amazon announced plans to build fulfillment centers in the Obetz and Etna areas.

“We are very pleased to continue investing in Ohio by building our first fulfillment centers in the state. This investment will create thousands of jobs that will have comprehensive benefits on day one,” said Mike Roth, Amazon’s vice president of North America operations. “Our expansion in the Buckeye State will also help us increase our already fast shipping times to our customers.”

“These new Amazon projects will add more than 2,000 new jobs in Obetz and Etna and cutting-edge fulfillment centers in one of the nation’s premier logistics hubs,” said JobsOhio President and Chief investment Officer John Minor.

The more than 1 million-square-foot fulfillment center in Obetz will be developed by Duke Realty, while the 800,000 square-foot Etna Township fulfillment center will be developed by Prologis.

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