Amazon.com to create 1,350 jobs in Richmond area
- December 22, 2011
Amazon.com plans to open two fulfillment centers in Dinwiddie and Chesterfield Counties, creating 1,350 new jobs.
Amazon is investing $85 million on a Chesterfield facility, which will create more than 1,000 jobs, and $50 million in Dinwiddie, creating more than 350 jobs.
“We’re grateful to Governor McDonnell and other state, county and local officials for their commitment to our investment in Virginia,” Dave Clarke, vice president of Amazon North American Operations, said in a statement.
The localities were chosen because of the area’s work force and the speed that the facilities can be built, said Jim Cheng, Virginia’s secretary of commerce and trade. The centers are expected to be completed this fall.
Gov. Bob McDonnell approved $3.5 million in grants from the Governor’s Opportunity Fund to help the localities with the project. The Virginia Tobacco Indemnification and Community Revitalization Commission approved $850,000 for the Dinwiddie project.