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The company has created more than 27,000 jobs in Virginia since 2010 and has 15 delivery stations across the state

 

Arlington, Virginia—September 3, 2021— Amazon is excited to open its first delivery station in Stafford County to serve the Fredericksburg area in late September.  The 200,000 square foot facility at 25 Strategy Drive will create 100 full and part-time associate jobs in addition to hundreds of driver opportunities for Amazon’s Delivery Service Partners and Amazon Flex drivers.  Those interested can learn more about job opportunities at a hiring event hosted by VACareerWorks scheduled for Monday, September 13 from 10 a.m. -3p.m. at 10304 Spotsylvania Ave, Suite 100 Fredericksburg, VA 22401.  Additionally, job seekers can visit amazon.com/apply to apply and choose an appointment that works for them or text DCNOW to 77088 to sign up for alerts from Amazon.

Amazon is always thinking about ways to empower employees to succeed and thrive.  Employees are paid at least $15.00 per hour and receive comprehensive benefits, paid time off, up to 20 weeks fully paid parental leave, education and skills training, and opportunities for career growth.  Amazon is committed to empowering our employees by providing them access to the education and training they need to grow their careers at Amazon and beyond.  In the U.S., Amazon is investing $700 million to upskill more than 100,000 employees by 2025 to help move them into higher-paying, in-demand jobs.

Delivery stations power the last mile of Amazon’s 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.  Delivery stations also offer entrepreneurs the opportunity to build their own business delivering Amazon packages, as well as independent contractors the flexibility to be their own boss and create their own schedule delivering for Amazon Flex.

 

Statement from Crystal Vanuch, Chairwoman of the Stafford County Board of Supervisors

“This is a major economic development announcement for Stafford County,” stated Crystal Vanuch, Chairwoman of the Stafford County Board of Supervisors. “Amazon is the leader in twenty-first century retail shopping. This new facility will have a lasting positive impact on our community and workforce.”

 

Statement from Supervisor Gary Snellings, Stafford County Hartwood District

“Amazon brings a new state-of-the-art facility to the Centreport area,” replied Supervisor Gary Snellings, Stafford County Hartwood District. “The first of many new business announcements, Amazon’s new operation creates new jobs, and strengthens the local economy and tax revenue.”

Amazon cares about the communities where we operate and we are proud to have created more than 27,000 jobs in Virginia since 2010.  These jobs support communities of all sizes, from large cities like Baltimore to small towns like Lanham.  Over the last decade, Amazon has invested more than $34 billion across the state, including infrastructure and compensation.  These investments have contributed an additional $27 billion to the Virginia economy and have helped create 96,000 indirect jobs on top of Amazon’s direct hires – from jobs in construction and logistics to professional services.  In addition, more than 42,000 independent authors and small and medium businesses in Virginia are selling to customers in Amazon’s store, creating thousands of additional jobs across the state.  To learn more about the ways Amazon has invested in Virginia, click here.