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Amazon Opens Woodbridge Delivery Center Creating 300 New Jobs

Woodbridge Mayor John E. McCormac announces a $10,000 donation from Amazon as it opens its new delivery station in Avenel. Photo Credit: Provided
An Amazon delivery station worker. Photo Credit: Amazon Photo

Amazon has opened a new delivery station in Avenel, creating more than 300 new local jobs, officials said.

The 185,000 square-foot building on Paddock Street will be staffed by more than 300 full- and part-time associates, Amazon announced.

In a separate announcement last week, the Seattle-based company said it plans to hire another 6,900 workers in New Jersey.

The mostly full-time Garden State jobs are among 100,000 new jobs the online-shopping behemoth expects create nationwide, Amazon said.

Delivery stations power the last mile of Amazon's online order process and help speed up deliveries for customers.

Packages are shipped to a delivery station from neighboring Amazon Fulfillment and Sortation Centers, loaded into delivery vehicles and delivered to customers. 

For details about job openings, click here. 

In celebration of the Avenel station launch, Amazon donated $10,000 to the Domestic Violence Response Team. 

The donation will provide first responders with supplies, housing and other necessities for local residents and families who are victims of domestic violence. More than 150 Domestic Violence Response Team victims in Avenel will be serviced with these funds. 

During a ceremony earlier this month, Amazon's donation was welcomed by Woodbridge Mayor John E. McCormac and other Woodbridge-area officials.

A video of the town ceremony on Sept. 11 can be viewed by clicking here. 

Since 2010, Amazon has created more than 34,000 jobs in New Jersey and invested more than $14.5 billion across the state, 

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