Amazon to open 2 new facilities, provide 2,000 new jobs in N.J.

Amazon announced Wednesday it plans to expand in New Jersey by opening two new fulfillment centers — one in Middlesex County and another in Burlington County, according to the company's website.

The new facilities, Amazon says, "will bring more than 2,000 full-time jobs to the Garden State," according to a statement on the company's website.

Akash Chauhan, Amazon's vice president of North America fulfillment operations, says the company places these fulfillment centers close to customers "to provide the fastest possible delivery times."

Chauhan also said this most recent expansion in the state is "directly tied to our increasing customer demand."

Amazon says it currently has more than 5,500 full-time jobs in the state. The company currently has a fulfillment center in Carteret with more than 500 full-time associates, according to its statement.

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Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno is also cited in the statement saying, "As Amazon continues to show its commitment to the towns of Florence and Carteret, we will continue to demonstrate our intent to help these communities grow and thrive as well."

Amazon opened a 1.2 million square foot fulfillment center in Robbinsville in June 2014. The facility has more than 2,500 employees.

The company also has fulfillment centers in Woodbridge Township, and in Logan Township, in Gloucester County.

Earlier this month, the company announced that Amazon Prime members in Central Jersey and other metro areas in the country would be able to receive free same-day delivery.

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