Amazon is set to open a new distribution center in Fairfield County early next year, potentially creating hundreds of jobs for area residents.
The retail giant announced that it will set up shop in Stratford as soon as Jan. 1 next year on Long Beach Boulevard as part of a seven-year pact between the city and company.
“We are pleased to be welcoming Amazon to Stratford,” Stratford Mayor Laura Hoydick, said. “Stratford is an ideal location for this new distribution center for Amazon. We have great transportation access as well as a terrific skilled labor force ready to take on the jobs Amazon is looking to fill as they get closer to their opening.”
According to the company, the facility will include two spaces that will total nearly 200,000-square-feet of office and warehouse space. Amazon is currently advertising for jobs at the new location including shift managers, warehouse associates and warehouse team members, according to Hoydick.
"It comes as no surprise that a company like Amazon would lease over 200,000 square feet in Stratford," James Caissy, the president of the Stratford Development Corporation, stated. "The Lordship Boulevard area of Stratford provides easy access to I-95, Route 25 and Route 8 for delivery to both Fairfield and New Haven counties. We expect to see this trend continue.”
Connecticut State Sen. Kevin Kelly added that “Stratford is home to a talented workforce, great local businesses and a strong community," Kelly said. "I applaud the entire team that worked to bring Amazon to Stratford who are dedicated to economic development and making our town an even better place to live, work and raise a family. I look forward to seeing many new jobs and positive growth in our town as a result of these efforts."
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