AKRON, Ohio — Amazon has opened a new 640,000-square-foot fulfillment center in Akron, according to a news release.
Employees at the new site will handle inventory, packing and shipping customer orders and supporting network logistics by working alongside Amazon Robotics.
The company announced it’s also hiring to fill positions at the fulfillment center.
Pay starts at $15 per hour. Full-time employees receive full medical, vision dental insurance and a 401(k) with a 50% match.
To celebrate its opening, Amazon donated $25,000 to the Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank. The funding will help the food bank support increased demand due to COVID-19 and payment for food-related shortages.
“Amazon has a great record of supporting hunger relief through America’s food banks. Before they even opened their new Akron distribution center, they reached out to us wanting to partner – showing their commitment to the local community and its residents,” said Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank President and CEO Dan Flowers in a press release. “We are so grateful for their support and look forward to this new partnership. This generous donation will help the Foodbank provide the equivalent of 100,000 meals for local families, families who could really use the help right now as they try to rebound from the effects of the pandemic. Community partners like Amazon enable this Foodbank to serve as the difference between hunger and hope for our neighbors in need.”
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