Wolf Administration: New Amazon Fulfillment Center Will Bring Jobs, Economic Activity to Western PA
Imperial, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin joined Regional Director of Operations for Amazon Robert Long, CEO of Allegheny Conference on Community Development, Stefani Pashman, and state and local officials at the opening of its new fulfillment center in Findlay Township. Amazon has committed to investing more than $30 million into the new fulfillment center and creating 800 new, full-time jobs at the site.
“The new Imperial Amazon location will provide Pennsylvanians with job opportunities beyond just within the fulfillment center,” said Sec. Davin. “The construction process itself will provide thousands of additional jobs for Allegheny County families and we are eager to continue our partnership with Amazon in Pennsylvania, as they continue to support smaller businesses and developers through their products and services.”
Secretary Davin and attending guests toured the more than 1-million-square-foot site, where employees will pick, pack, and ship larger order items like sports equipment and furniture.
The Imperial location is Amazon’s 11th fulfillment operations facility in Pennsylvania. Amazon also has a sortation center and tech hub located in Pittsburgh, in addition to Whole Foods Market locations and college pick-up locations.
In July, Governor Tom Wolf announced that Amazon had received a funding proposal from the Department of Community and Economic Development for $1.6 million in Job Creation Tax Credits to be distributed after the creation of new jobs. The project was coordinated by the Governor’s Action Team, an experienced group of economic development professionals who report directly to the governor and work with businesses that are considering locating or expanding in Pennsylvania, with additional coordination through the Pittsburgh Regional Alliance and Allegheny County.
“Pennsylvania is a great state for business and Amazon is proud to continue our growth and investment with our newest fulfillment center in Allegheny County,” said Robert Long, regional director of customer fulfillment operations, Amazon. “For nearly a decade, the Keystone state has been key to Amazon’s ability to serve our incredible customers and provide great selection and super-fast Prime shipping speeds across the Northeast and Midwest regions of the U.S. Our ability to open new fulfillment centers that create great jobs with industry leading pay and benefits that start on day, in safe, innovative workplaces, is not something that can be done without the strong support of the commonwealth and the local Allegheny County, Findlay Township and Pittsburgh regional community. Amazon currently operates a Tech Hub and sortation center in Pittsburgh, and we are excited to create more than 800 new full-time jobs with the launch of this fulfillment center, to join the more than 10,000 current employees across the state.”
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Casey Smith, DCED, 717.783.1132