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Amazon to Expand Investment in Metro Detroit, over 2,000 New Jobs Expected

Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) reported its continued investment in metro Detroit area with five new buildings.  The new sites may create over 2,000 permanent full and part-time jobs at a minimum of USD 15 per hour wage with comprehensive benefits starting on the employee’s first day.  “We’re excited to be expanding our network to better serve our customers in the great city of Detroit,” said Alicia Boler Davis, Amazon’s vice president of global customer fulfillment. “We are grateful for the strong support we’ve received from local and state leaders as we broaden our footprint throughout Michigan. We look forward to bringing more than 2,000 good jobs to Metro Detroit and contributing positively to the community.”

“We’re thrilled that Amazon selected Detroit for what will be one of the largest fulfillment centers in Michigan,” said Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan. “Amazon has been a great partner and its most important delivery will be the 3,000 construction jobs, 1,200 permanent jobs and new small business opportunities this new facility will bring to our city.”

Amazon is committed to the local community in many ways where the company’s teams live and work which include support of food banks with monetary contributions and delivery services, providing donations for basic needs and funding computer science education for underserved students.  Recently, Amazon donated USD 100,000 to Detroit Public Schools Community District to aid the district enhance its science, technology, engineering and math programs to expand its resources.  “Amazon’s investment in our expanding Career Academy work with a focus on STEM will allow students to continue to experience a more relevant high school education,” said Dr. Nikolai Vitti, Detroit Public Schools Community District’s superintendent. “We are continuing to see more companies recognize that there is a shared responsibility in ensuring that career pathways are developed at the high school level and through the traditional public school system to ensure that the greatest number of students in the city can actualize their talent. When this happens, students, companies, and the city all benefit.”