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New Amazon Fulfillment Center To Bring 800 Jobs To Pittsburgh Area

The full time jobs will start at $15 an hour

July 30, 2019 - 12:10 pm
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HARRISBURG (Newsradio 1020 KDKA) - Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf announced Tuesday Amazon is brining over 800 full-time jobs to Allegheny County.

The online shopping giant plans to build and open a fulfillment center in Findlay Township.

The company will move into a new 1,000,000-square-foot facility and is investing more than $30 million in the project.

The full-time jobs will offer a starting wage of $15 per hour.

“It’s a great win any time a business comes in and pledges to create 800 new jobs,” said Governor Tom Wolf. “This is a significant investment for Pennsylvania and I applaud Amazon for selecting our commonwealth as the location for this facility.”

“Pennsylvania is a great state for business and Amazon is excited to continue its growth and investment with our newest fulfillment center in Allegheny County,” said Alicia Boler Davis, vice president of global customer fulfillment, 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 shipping speeds across the Northeast and Midwest regions of the U.S. We are excited to create more than 800 new full-time jobs, in addition to the 10,000 current employees across the state, who receive industry-leading pay of $15 and up and comprehensive benefits starting on day one.” 

Amazon will get $1.6 million in tax credits after the jobs are created.

Amazon employees almost 10,000 full-time employees in Pennsylvania and according to the governor’s office has invested more than $8.5 billion in the commonwealth.

 

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