Amazon continues to spread its presence in the US after announcing plans to build a new fulfilment centre in Pittsburgh and its 15th in the state of Pennsylvania.
The move comes after the e-commerce heavyweight last week detailed plans to build two fulfillment centres in Ohio.
Amazon said the Pittsburgh fulfillment centre will be more than one million square feet, creating 800 full-time jobs and employees will pick, pack and ship larger customer items, such as sports equipment, patio furniture, kayaks and larger home goods.
“Pennsylvania is a great state for business and Amazon is excited to continue its growth and investment with our newest fulfillment center in Allegheny County,” said Alicia Boler Davis, vice president of global customer fulfillment, Amazon.
“For nearly a decade, the Keystone state has been key to Amazon’s ability to serve our incredible customers and provide great selection and super-fast shipping speeds across the Northeast and Midwest regions of the U.S.”