Amazon continues to invest in the Commonwealth of Virginia with the addition of two new delivery stations one in Hampton and one in Norfolk, creating more than 200 local full-time and part-time jobs.
The Norfolk delivery station will be located on Sewells Point Road, and the Hampton facility will bring life to the long-vacant Kmart on Mercury Boulevard. With expectations to open in 2021, the stations will power Amazon’s last-mile delivery capabilities to speed up deliveries for customers.
According to a news release, Hampton’s Economic Development Director, Chuck Rigney, said his team has been working with Amazon’s representatives for the past year on the project.
“Amazon strongly believed in the site and worked very closely with our Hampton team on an incredible site plan that is going to transform the landscape, literally, along this stretch of Mercury Boulevard,” Rigney said.
Earlier this year, Amazon announced the launch of a robotics fulfillment center in Suffolk and a processing center in Chesapeake.
Both operations are anticipated to launch in 2021, and the combination of these four new Amazon operations facilities will create more than 1,700 new jobs.
Amazon noted in their news release that the company is thrilled to open more facilities in the Hampton Roads area.
“The new delivery stations represent Amazon’s unwavering commitment to safety, technological innovations and skilled teams who are obsessed with delivering for our customers,”said Amazon spokesperson Courtney Johnson.