Amazon is adding to its investments in the metro Detroit area with five new buildings to support operations closer to customers, creating an expected 2,000 permanent full- and part-time jobs.
“We’re excited to be expanding our network to better serve our customers in the great city of Detroit. 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.”Alicia Boler Davis, Amazon’s vice president of global customer fulfillment
Details on Amazon’s New Facilities in Metro Detroit
On one of the five new sites, Amazon plans to open a new 823,000 square-foot fulfillment center in Detroit, creating 1,200 new full-time jobs when it launches in 2021. The site will be the fourth fulfillment center in the state using Amazon robotics to help associates pick, pack and ship smaller items to customers.
The other four sites include a same-day facility, XL fulfillment center and two sortation centers that play critical roles in the fulfillment of large products and “middle mile,” or the process of transporting packages between Amazon sites before last-mile delivery for customers.
Packages are shipped to sort centers from Amazon Air hubs, gateways and fulfillment centers to be sorted by zip code before being transported to delivery stations or last-mile delivery partners for customer delivery. In 2021, Amazon’s new fulfillment and sortation centers in Detroit include:
- Detroit – Amazon Robotics Fulfillment Center.
- Hazel Park – Sub-Same-Day Fulfillment Center.
- Pinnacle Park – Amazon “XLFC” Fulfillment Center.
- Pinnacle Park – Amazon Sort Center.
- Plymouth – Amazon Sort Center.
- Pontiac – Amazon Robotics Fulfillment Center.
Amazon currently operates 10 sites in Detroit that support customer fulfillment and delivery operations, including four facilities that launched in 2020.
Amazon in Michigan
- Since 2010, Amazon has created over 13,500 jobs in Michigan and invested more than $2.5 billion across the state, including infrastructure and compensation to its employees.
- Amazon’s investments have contributed more than $2.1 billion in GDP to the Michigan economy and have helped create over 10,000 indirect jobs on top of Amazon’s direct hires – from jobs in construction and logistics to professional services.
- More than 42,000 independent authors and small and medium businesses in Michigan are selling to customers in Amazon’s store, creating thousands of additional jobs across the state.