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.
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.