Amazon announces expansion plans in Ohio; New fulfillment center will bring hundreds of jobs to Akron

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AKRON, Ohio – Amazon has announced plans to open two new fulfillment center in Ohio, one in Akron and the other in Rossford.

The company says it will create more than 2,500 full-time jobs.

According to a press release, each fulfillment center will be more than 700,000 square feet.

The press release does not say where that fulfillment center will be located in Akron, the former Rolling Hills Mall was earmarked for commercial space by a city council vote in 2018.

FOX 8 has reached out to Amazon to confirm the fulfillment center’s location.

Summit County Executive Ilene Shapiro and Fiscal Officer Kristen Scalise said in a press release Monday morning the new site is the former Rolling Acres Mall.

“In Akron we have a proud history of innovation, resiliency, and re-inventing ourselves to meet the changing demands of a dynamic economy,” Akron Mayor Dan Horrigan said.

“We are thrilled to welcome Amazon to Akron, to transform this once blighted property into a thriving logistics and distribution hub. This is the single largest job-creating project we have undertaken in a generation. We look forward to continuing to partner with Amazon to empower the Akron community with employment, education and skills training opportunities.”

Amazon offers a minimum wage of $15 and a benefits package for full-time employees.

Jobs aren’t posted at this time, but you can keep an eye on what’s available here.

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