FAYETTEVILLE – Amazon continues to grow its footprint in North Carolina, with news breaking Thursday that the ecommerce giant plans to build a new delivery station in Fayetteville that it says will create hundreds of jobs. And more jobs could be coming, this time in Johnston County.
Amazon plans to hire about 200 people at the new location, with pay starting at about $15 an hour. They hope to start hiring and having its operation up and running by the early part of 2022.
Delivery stations such as one Amazon put in Cary are designed to expedite local deliveries.
The Fayetteville center is set to open in 2022, according to a report in the Fayetteville Observer.
Recently, news reports citing economic development documents have said Amazon is considering building a warehouse facility in Johnston County. Amazon declined comment when asked about the reports as did local officials.
The Fayetteville Cumberland County Economic Development Corporation made the announcement. It will be located at 1005 Dunn Road, the Observer reported.
“This substantial investment exemplifies our community’s resurgence as our economy continues to recover from the effects of Covid-19,” said Mayor Mitch Colvin. “We are open for business and poised for growth.”
“Amazon is excited to expand operations into Cumberland County, North Carolina, investing in a new delivery station in Fayetteville,” added Courtney Johnson Norman, Amazon Spokesperson. “We are committed to providing efficient delivery for customers and creating hundreds of jobs for the talented workforce in the area.”
“These jobs could be a good fit for students, stay-at-home parents, military spouses, and those looking for additional income or to build a resume,” added County Commission Chairman Charles Evans. “This project will also support third party jobs in trucking, shipping, and logistics. We wish Amazon the warmest of welcomes and hope that this is just the beginning of things to come.”
“Part of a new breed of centers, this project will reduce shipping times for businesses and residents, while anchoring the company’s presence in our region,” explained Robert Van Geons, FCEDC president and CEO. “We are thrilled that Amazon is joining our business community and selecting us for this new type of operation.”