Amazon will launch a new 1-million-square-foot non-sortable fulfillment center in Fishersville, Virginia. The project is expected to create 500 new jobs in Augusta County.
The new facility is expected to be operational in spring 2023 and will add to the company’s existing workforce of more than 30,000 full- and part-time employees in the state.
“We are proud to expand our Virginia operations with this Fishersville fulfillment center,” said Amazon’s Vice President of North America Customer Fulfillment Melissa Nick. “This facility joins two recently launched delivery stations in Waynesboro and Louisa and will be vital to our ability to serve customers and provide great selection and fast Prime shipping speeds across the region.”
The Virginia Economic Development Partnership (VEDP) worked with Augusta County and the Shenandoah Valley Partnership to secure the project for Virginia. The company is eligible to receive benefits from the Major Business Facility Job Tax Credit for new, full-time jobs created.
“This new 1 million-square-foot fulfillment center in Augusta County will enhance Amazon’s supply chain and create 500 valuable jobs for the Shenandoah Valley,” said Secretary of Commerce and Trade Caren Merrick. “Virginia’s position as a premier logistics destination is bolstered by continued investments from industry leaders like Amazon, which is catalyzing economic development in regions across the Commonwealth.”
Amazon first launched its Virginia fulfillment operations in 2006 in Sterling. The company has grown its operations network to include more than 30 fulfillment and sorting centers, and delivery stations in the Commonwealth. The company selected Arlington for its second corporate headquarters in 2018, resulting in the creation of more than 25,000 jobs.
“It has been a great pleasure to work with the Amazon team and Augusta County to secure this major expansion by one of the world’s largest corporations,” said Shenandoah Valley Partnership Executive Director Jay A. Langston, Ph.D. “We are excited about the expanded logistics infrastructure that will exist as a result of Amazon’s location.”