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Amazon Starts Hiring At New CT Fulfillment Center As May Report Shows Loss Of 1.5K Jobs

Prime timing: Amazon is opening its fourth facility in Connecticut this summer.
Prime timing: Amazon is opening its fourth facility in Connecticut this summer. Photo Credit: Daily Voice file

First, the good news:

This summer, Amazon plans to hire 1,800 workers at a new fulfillment center in North Haven -- its fourth facility in the state.

The bad news: Connecticut suffered a net loss of 1,500 jobs in May, its fifth consecutive month of job losses. The state's unemployment rate remained at 3.8 percent.

“Amazon’s relationship with Connecticut continues to grow as the company is seeing the value of our state as an emerging hub of its northeast operations,” Gov. Ned Lamont said.

Connecticut has recovered nearly 81 percent of the 120,300 seasonally adjusted jobs lost since 2008. The state's private sector has recovered 100 percent of the jobs lost during the so-called Great Recession.

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