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Amazon to open new fulfillment center in Connecticut

RBR Staff Writer Published 22 November 2013

Online retail giant Amazon.com plans to open a fulfillment center spanning 1 million-square-foot in Windsor, Connecticut.

The new facility is expected to create more than 300 full-time jobs. At the facility, Amazon employees will pick, pack and ship large items to customers such as kayaks and televisions.

Amazon's North America operations vice president Mike Roth said, "Amazon is excited to bring hundreds of great full-time jobs to Windsor that offer competitive wages and programs like Career Choice where we will pre-pay tuition for employees to pursue their education in high-demand fields."

Amazon's fulfillment center jobs pay on average 30% more than traditional retail jobs, excluding the stock grants that full-time employees receive.

The retailer retails millions of unique new, refurbished and used items in categories such as Books; Movies, Music & Games; Digital Downloads; Electronics & Computers; Home & Garden; Toys, Kids & Baby; Grocery; Apparel, Shoes & Jewelry; Health & Beauty; Sports & Outdoors; and Tools, Auto & Industrial.