Amazon opens delivery station in Jersey City

Jobs at the facility start at $15.75 per hour; many opportunities for drivers

Amazon's new delivery station is at 79 Thomas McGovern Dr.
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Amazon's new delivery station is at 79 Thomas McGovern Dr.

Amazon’s new 95,000-square-foot delivery station in Jersey City is officially open for business, bringing with it new job opportunities.

The delivery station at 79 Thomas McGovern Drive will create more than 70 full-time associate jobs, all paying at least $15.75 per hour, in addition to hundreds of driver opportunities for Amazon’s Delivery Service Partners and Amazon Flex drivers.

Through these driving opportunities, people will be able to either build their own business delivering Amazon packages or work as independent contractors with the flexibility to be their own bosses and create their own delivery schedules.

To celebrate the opening of the new Jersey City delivery station launch, Amazon announced that it will donate $10,000 to The Boys & Girls Clubs of Hudson County to support holiday food distribution events for community members in need.

Jobs and faster delivery

Amazon Logistics has signed various leases in an effort to open more than 14 delivery stations in New Jersey this year, not only creating local jobs but also ensuring that packages get to customers more quickly during the public health emergency caused by COVID-19.

According to Amazon, these delivery stations power the last mile of an order fulfillment process and help speed up deliveries.

Packages are shipped to a delivery station from neighboring Amazon Fulfillment and Amazon Sortation Centers, loaded into delivery vehicles, and delivered to customers.

Collectively, the stations will create thousands of full-time and part-time jobs, and several are located in Hudson County, including two in Kearny, one on Central Avenue, one on Logistics Drive, and one in Bayonne on Avenue A which opened in October.

“We are excited to continue to invest in the state of New Jersey with new delivery stations that will provide efficient delivery for customers, and create thousands of job opportunities for the talented workforce,” said Amazon spokesperson Emily Hawkins.

Since 2010, Amazon spokespersons say they have created more than 34,000 jobs in New Jersey and invested more than $14.5 billion across the state, including infrastructure and compensation. According to the company, these investments have contributed an additional $14.7 billion to the New Jersey economy and have helped create 30,000 indirect jobs on top of Amazon’s direct hires, from jobs in construction and logistics to professional services.

Amazon has helped more than 49,500 independent authors and small and medium businesses in New Jersey to sell their goods to customers in Amazon’s store, creating thousands of additional jobs across the state.

For more information about open positions, visit https://www.amazon.jobs/

To learn more about driving for amazon visit www.logistics.amazon.com and https://flex.amazon.com

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