Amazon Logistics has signed leases to open delivery stations geared to its electric delivery vehicles at 2421 Bear Corbitt Road, south of New Castle, and 851 Boxwood Road, west of Wilmington.The delivery stations will each create hundreds of new full and part-time jobs and are expected to open late this year. These facilities join two previously announced fulfillment centers at Boxwood and 780 S Dupont Parkway, New Castle.
Amazon has other fulfillment centers in Middletown, as well as its original location near New Castle.
Each of Amazon’s new standard delivery stations is designed to meet the company’s electric delivery vehicles’ needs. The company’s goal is to have 10,000 delivery vehicles on the road in 2022.
The company has been testing electric vehicles and signed a deal that calls for 100,000 such vehicles.
“We are excited to continue to invest in the state of Delaware with new delivery stations that will provide efficient delivery for customers and create hundreds of job opportunities for the talented workforce. These new delivery stations represent Amazon’s unwavering commitment to safety, technological innovations, and skilled teams who are obsessed with delivering for our customers,” stated Amazon spokesperson Jenna Hilzenrath.
Amazon has more than 250 delivery stations in the U.S that use independent contractors to make deliveries.
Delivery stations power the last mile of our order process and help speed up deliveries for customers. Packages are shipped to a delivery station from neighboring Amazon Fulfillment and Sortation Centers, loaded into delivery vehicles, and delivered to customers. For more information, visit www.amazon.com/apply, www.logistics.amazon.com, and https://flex.amazon.com.
Since 2010, Amazon has created more than 4,500 full- and part-time jobs in Delaware and spent more than $3.2 billion across the state in infrastructure and compensation areas.
These investments have contributed an additional $2.5 billion to the Delaware economy and have helped create more than 1,900 indirect jobs on top of Amazon’s direct hires – from jobs in construction and logistics to professional services, the release stated.
Also, more than 6,500 independent authors and small and medium businesses in Delaware are selling to customers in Amazon’s store, creating thousands of additional jobs across the state, the release concluded.