Amazon Opens State-of-the-Art Windsor Fulfillment Center
Amazon celebrated the official opening of its new state-of-the-art Windsor fulfillment center May 2, the company’s largest New England facility.
Company officials were joined by Gov. Ned Lamont, Lt. Gov. Susan Bysiewicz, and other state, local, and community partners for the ribbon cutting.
More than 2,000 full- and part-time employees work at the massive, 3.8 million square foot facility center, which began operations in November, 2022.
The center, on Kennedy Road near Bradley Airport, features innovative robotics technology to help employees process, pack and deliver customer orders.
“We’re thrilled to officially open our next-generation Amazon robotic fulfillment center here in Windsor so we can continue to deliver for our customers in Connecticut and beyond,” said facility general manager Gurol Butun.
Amazon is looking to hire another 1,500 employees for the center, with officials noting the competitive pay, with hourly wages starting at $19.
The company also highlighted its benefits package and education and training programs, including the Career Choice initiative that offers employees fully-funded college tuition.
“This fulfillment center is adding more than 2,000 well-paid jobs with excellent benefits into the Greater Hartford economy, and I look forward to the impact it will have on the region and state for years to come,” said Lamont.
“These jobs mean more opportunity for local shops, restaurants, and the service industry,” added Windsor Mayor Donald Trinks.
This facility is the latest for Amazon in Connecticut, which now employs more than 15,000 full- and part-time employees in the state.
Amazon also highlighted its investment in local organizations and nonprofits, including a $10,000 donation to Team Paragon 571, a FIRST robotics organization made up of high school students from the Windsor and surrounding area.
“Not only are we bringing good jobs to this area, the team here is already giving back by supporting great projects and organizations in our community,” said Butun.
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