Amazon to create 2,250 jobs in Staten Island

Amazon will create 2,250 jobs at its first-ever fulfillment center in New York, according to a press release. 

Employees at the center, to be located in Staten Island, will work in coordination with advanced robotics to pack and ship household items, toys and books. 

The project is the single biggest job creator in the history of Staten Island, according to Borough President James Oddo. 

"We've been talking about the West Shore of Staten Island as our borough's 'Jobs Coast,' and today that talk becomes reality in a big way," Oddo said. 

Amazon has made a slew of job creation announcements in recent months. In late August, the company revealed plans to create "hundreds" of full-time jobs at two distribution centers in Delaware, the Philadelphia Business Journal reported. 

In each of the last three years, Amazon has added 500 new jobs at its warehouses in Delaware. The majority of the new positions will be located at the larger facility in Middletown, the source noted. 

"We are working around the clock in the county to create quality job opportunities for all our communities," said New Castle County Executive Matt Meyer. "This decision by Amazon confirms that New Castle County is the premier location globally to grow an e-commerce company."

The jobs will be located at Amazon's first-ever fulfillment center in New York.