Amazon Opens Fulfillment Center in Massachusetts
Amazon announced the opening of its very first Same-Day fulfillment center in Massachusetts. The approximately 155,000 square foot Amazon fulfillment center located at 1025 Elm Street in Bridgewater delivered its first package in January and is bringing hundreds of part-time and full-time positions to the area.
“We have a great team here in Bridgewater and we are proud to have our employees making history with this first-of-its-kind facility in New England,” said the facility’s site leader Andrew Schwarz. “We are creating hundreds of new jobs with great benefits and improving the experience for customers here in Massachusetts.”
The faster delivery speeds enabled by these facilities help lower carbon emissions in line with Amazon’s Climate Pledge to be net-zero carbon by 2040 – 10 years ahead of the Paris Agreement. These new facilities are located close to the cities they serve, which decreases the distance drivers have to travel to deliver packages to customers.
“This is another way we are delivering for our Amazon customers in Massachusetts. We want you to be able to get what you want and need, when you want and need it. With our new fulfillment center in Bridgewater, you can click purchase and have your order land on your doorstep within hours,” said Caitlin McLaughlin, spokesperson for Amazon Operations in New England.
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