Amazon to bring 600 jobs to New Jersey with distribution center

Amazon is planning to build a one million square-foot facility to Burlington, New Jersey, which will create 600 new jobs.

The new site will be a distribution center where employees will package and ship products across the Northeast.

“We are thrilled to join the community and look forward to building relationships and being a good employer and community neighbor for years to come,” said Amazon spokeswoman Rachael Lighty in a NJBiz article. “We look at customer demand and go close to where they are to speed our shipping time. We are constantly looking to exceed customer demand.”

Amazon chose the site due to its proximity to workforce; the company currently has more than 16,000 full-time employees in the state of New Jersey.