Amazon opens two new Northeast delivery stations in time for holidays

Amazon school donations (Photo: Business Wire)
Amazon donated school supplies to each of the schools in the Glastonbury Public School System as part of its delivery station opening. (Photo: Business Wire).

Amazon is expanding its infrastructure supporting last-mile delivery in a New England state.

The e-tail giant is opening two new state-of-the-art delivery stations in Connecticut ahead of the 2023 holiday season. The new facilities are located in Glastonbury and South Windsor, Conn., with the 105,000-sq.-ft. facility in Glastonbury opening on Aug. 30, 2023.

Meanwhile, the 180,000-sq.-ft. facility in South Windsor opened on Sep. 27, 2023. These two sites have created more than 250 full- and part-time jobs since opening and will continue to ramp up over the next few months.

Delivery stations serve as the last stop before Amazon packages arrive at customers' doorsteps. Packages are shipped to a delivery station from neighboring Amazon fulfillment and sortation Centers, loaded into delivery vehicles and delivered to customers.

“We’re thrilled to officially launch our delivery station in Glastonbury, creating great local jobs and ensuring we can better deliver for our customers in this area,” said Amazon area manager of engagement Angie Aguilar Villalobos. “We look forward to continuing to engage with the town, deepen our relationship with this community, and find ways to give back in the neighborhoods we serve.”

“We’re excited to expand into South Windsor and we are committed to being a good neighbor,” said Amazon site leader Habib Makhlouta. “This last mile delivery station not only brings hundreds of new jobs to this area, but it will also help us ensure we can deliver exceptional service to our customers throughout Connecticut.”

“Amazon is proud to continue investing and growing in Connecticut. These two new delivery stations will not only help us better deliver for our customers here, but it also furthers our commitment to this state,” said Glendowlyn Thames, manager of economic development at Amazon in Connecticut. “We are excited to bring hundreds of new jobs with competitive pay and great benefits, including free upskilling opportunities, to these communities.”

Since 2010, Amazon says it has invested more than $7.2 billion in Connecticut, including infrastructure and compensation to employees, and has created more than 15,000 direct jobs here..

Amazon bolsters delivery infrastructure for holidays

Surpassing its recent holiday hiring pushes, Amazon said that it will hire 250,000 people for full- and part-time seasonal fulfillment center and transportation roles in hundreds of cities and towns across the U.S.

The hiring surge comes as Amazon has opened more 50 new fulfillment centers, delivery stations, and same-day delivery sites in the U.S. this year, resulting in hundreds or thousands of new job opportunities per site, depending on its size and location.

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