Amazon is expected to hire up to 1,800 full-time employees at its new fulfillment center in North Haven, which is expected to open this summer, according to the governor.
Gov. Ned Lamont and other state and local leaders met Thursday with executives from Amazon for a tour to view progress on the company’s upcoming fulfillment center in North Haven and said executives announced that they are on track to soon begin hiring up to 1,800 full-time employees who will work at the location.
The North Haven facility is under construction and is scheduled to open this summer. It will become the company’s second fulfillment center in Connecticut and fourth location in the state overall.
Hiring for the North Haven fulfillment center will begin next month. Candidates who are interested in learning more about working at an Amazon fulfillment center should visit www.amazondelivers.jobs.
“Amazon’s relationship with Connecticut continues to grow as the company is seeing the value of our state as an emerging hub of its northeast operations,” Lamont said in a statement. “Our state meets the needs of an innovative, 21st century company like Amazon – with an in-demand talent pool of workers and some of the nation’s top educational institutions. My administration remains committed to developing a strong relationship with Amazon so that we can meet the company’s needs as it continues to grow and expand as a forward-moving, global business.”
The governor’s office said Amazon has invested more than $1 billion into its local fulfillment center infrastructure and through compensation to thousands of employees in the state. The company said that its investments have contributed an additional $604 million into Connecticut’s economy between 2010 and 2018.
“Amazon is proud to call Connecticut home and to serve customers throughout the state and the northeast U.S.,” Richard Dyce, director of operations for Amazon’s North Haven fulfillment center, said in a statement. “When choosing where to expand our operations, we look at two main factors – an engaged workforce and great local support – and we have found both here in North Haven and Connecticut. We appreciate the strong support we’ve received from the State of Connecticut, as well as from our local county and community leaders, who have all been invaluable partners in the success of this facility, even before we launch operations. We are excited continue to work closely with Governor Lamont and community leaders as we create 1,800 new, full-time jobs with industry-leading pay and comprehensive benefits starting on day one. At Amazon, we are committed to being a good community partner and look forward to truly becoming a part of the fabric of North Haven.”
Amazon’s full-time employees receive health, vision, dental, 401(k) with a 50 percent company match and maternity and family leave.