Amazon has announced it is expanding in Metro Detroit with five new fulfillment centers, which are expected to bring more than 2,000 jobs to the area.
The new sites, according to Amazon, include the previously announced fulfillment center at the former State Fairgrounds in Detroit, as well as new centers in Hazel Park, Pontiac and Huron Township. The expansion also includes a sortation center in Plymouth.
“We’re excited to be expanding our network to better serve our customers in the great city of Detroit,” Alicia Boler Davis, Amazon’s vice president of global customer fulfillment, said in a statement. “We are grateful for the strong support we’ve received from local and state leaders as we broaden our footprint throughout Michigan.”
Of the 2,000 new jobs created in Metro Detroit due to the new centers, 1,200 of those jobs are expected to be at the Detroit center. Pay is expected to be at least $15 per hour.
“We’re thrilled that Amazon selected Detroit for what will be one of the largest fulfillment centers in Michigan,” said Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan in a statement. “Amazon has been a great partner and its most important delivery will be the 3,000 construction jobs, 1,200 permanent jobs and new small business opportunities this new facility will bring to our city.”