ARLINGTON, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Amazon continues its investment in the Hampton Roads area with the launch of a Career Center and two delivery stations. The Amazon Career Center, located at 1989 S. Military Highway in Chesapeake will serve as a hiring and orientation hub for the company’s operations facilities in Chesapeake, Suffolk, Norfolk, Hampton, and Virginia Beach. Additionally, the company is excited to announce the opening of two delivery stations in the Hampton Roads area, a 165,000 square foot facility at 1400 Sewells Point Road in Norfolk and a 111,600 square foot facility at 223 W Mercury Boulevard in Hampton. In celebration of the station launches, Amazon donated to the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern Shore and Virginia Peninsula Foodbank.
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 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.
Combined, the two new delivery stations will create hundreds of full and part-time associate jobs in addition to hundreds of driver opportunities for Amazon’s Delivery Service Partners and Amazon Flex drivers. Amazon is always thinking about how we can empower our 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., we are investing $700 million to upskill more than 100,000 employees by 2025 to help move them into higher-paying, in-demand jobs.
Statement from Mayor Donnie Tuck
“We would like to thank Amazon for their investment in this state-of-the-art distribution facility. A generation of Hampton residents did much of their shopping at the former Kmart on this site, and now the redeveloped building will serve a new generation of online shoppers. Amazon is bringing full and part time jobs to our city, as well as bringing our packages a little closer to our doorsteps!”
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 Norfolk to small towns like Gainesville. Over the last decade, Amazon has invested more than $34 billion across the Commonwealth, 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 Commonwealth. To learn more about the ways Amazon has invested in Virginia, click here.