Amazon officially announces plans to open fulfillment center in Rossford, Akron

ROSSFORD, Ohio (WTVG) - Amazon has officially announced plans to open two new fulfillment centers in Ohio, one in Rossford and another in Akron. According to the company, they will provide more than 2,500 jobs for the area.

According to Amazon, each fulfillment center will be more than 700,000 square feet and will be used to ship small items to Amazon customers, including books, electronics, and toys.

The fulfillment centers will offer full-time employment opportunities and associates will have access to training, comprehensive benefits, a $15/hour minimum wage, and access to the company's continuing education program, according to a press release.

“Amazon has been a strong partner in Ohio, creating more than 8,500 jobs here that have brought benefits and health care on day one,” said J.P. Nauseef, JobsOhio President and Chief Investment Officer. “JobsOhio and our regional and local partners welcome these new facilities that will employ 2,500 Ohioans, revitalize an Akron neighborhood, and bring Amazon’s largest Northwest Ohio investment to Rossford.”

“Rossford is home to an increasingly diverse business community, we are thrilled that Amazon will be joining those ranks by locating its new fulfillment center here,” said Rossford Mayor Neil A. MacKinnon III. ”We welcome Amazon as our new neighbor and look forward to the job creation Amazon will bring for members of our community and the surrounding areas.”

The projects are being developed in partnership with Seefried Industrial Properties, Duke Realty, the Development Finance Authority of Summit County, and the Wood County Port Authority.