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Amazon to open distribution center in Burlington, create 600 jobs

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The Burlington distribution center will join the roster of others like it throughout the state, which employ more than 16,000 people in New Jersey.
The Burlington distribution center will join the roster of others like it throughout the state, which employ more than 16,000 people in New Jersey. - ()

Online retailer Amazon is building a 1 million-square-foot distribution center in Burlington that will employ 600 new employees when it opens in 2019.

Amazon employees will pick, pack and ship items at the distribution center to customers across the northeast United States, Amazon spokeswoman Rachael Lighty said.

The company chose a commercial property at 1101 E. Pearl St. in Burlington after considering a variety of factors including proximity to finding a dedicated workforce who will “raise the bar on being customer-obsessed.”

“We are thrilled to join the community and look forward to building relationships and being a good employer and community neighbor for years to come,” Lighty said. “We look at customer demand and go close to where they are to speed our shipping time. We are constantly looking to exceed customer demand.”

Matrix Development Group is the landlord and the developer.

Since Amazon began operating in New Jersey in 2012, the company has grown its state-based fulfillment workforce to more than 16,000 full-time employees. They work at fulfillment centers in Avenel, Carteret, Cranbury Township, Edison, Florence, Logan Township and Robbinsville, and at Amazon Fresh locations and Prime Now hubs.

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David Hutter

David Hutter


David Hutter grew up in Darien, Conn., and covers higher education, transportation and manufacturing for NJBIZ. He can be reached at dhutter@njbiz.com.

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