Amazon promising 1,000 jobs at new fulfillment center

Amazon is planning to build a new distribution center in suburban Richmond that state officials expect will create 1,000 new jobs.

The company will construct a 650,000-square-foot facility near the Richmond Raceway in Henrico County that will employ robotics technology, Gov. Ralph Northam’s office said in a news release Wednesday.

“This new robotics fulfillment center in Henrico County is the latest milestone in the growing partnership between Amazon and Virginia, and reinforces our standing as both a technology hub and a leader in supply chain management,” the Democratic governor said in a statement.

The facility is expected to open in 2022. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports it is being built on vacant property north of the raceway that was once used for overflow parking.

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Source: Associated Press

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