Amazon Disrupts NYC Tech, Retail with 6K jobs, New Facility

Amazon is expanding its empire in New York City and around the globe. The online retail giant announced it will add thousands of jobs and build a new distribution facility on Staten Island. According to CNBC, about 2,000 advertising and fashion jobs will be added to its New York City offices making a total of more than 6,000 new jobs in New York state by 2019.

The Amazon Staten Island distribution center will boast 855,000 square feet and include advanced robotics. About 2,250 jobs will be filled at the facility.

“We are excited to bring our first fulfillment center to New York and work alongside the state’s incredible workforce,” said Sanjay Shah, Amazon’s Vice President of Customer Fulfillment. “The support of local leaders has been instrumental in our ability to come to New York, and we are grateful for the welcome we’ve received to bring thousands of new jobs with benefits starting on day one.”

Amazon has a large business footprint in New York City. The company previously expanded its Amazon Locker pickup locations at retail locations, opened a retail store with music and books in Midtown and expanded its Amazon Web Services offices to allow free work spaces for startups in New York City.

Monica Link

Monica Link

Monica Link, Publisher and Editor for New York City Wired, is a New York City-based multi-media journalist, entrepreneur and performer producing media including content, stage, film and events. Her resume includes interviews with celebrities, New York Times bestsellers, executives and fashion designers. Ms. Link is the founder of Link4Productions Media and Entertainment. The production company has produced sold out events with thousands of attendees, live theater written and produced by Monica Link, and technology and fashion media websites New York City Wired and Snobby Diva. Her performance credits include singing soprano with a Stellar Award nominated choir and theater stage actress. Monica also writes and serves as on on-air journalist. Her media writing and on-air work include Bold TV, National Mortgage News, Tribes art reviews, and the New York Observer.