Photo courtesy of Amazon, Andre Woodson.

Amazon’s new fulfillment center in Hamburg is officially open for business. Amazon welcomed new associates inside the one-million-square-foot building for the first time this month to celebrate its Day One of operation.

“It’s an exciting day as we officially open our doors at our new fulfillment center in Berks County.” said Amazon Hamburg site leader Edward Buddenhagen.

Amazon has pledged to invest over $700 million to provide upskilling training for 100,000 U.S. employees for in demand jobs.

Photo courtesy of Amazon, Andre Woodson.

Programs will help Amazonians from all backgrounds access training to move into highly skilled roles across the company’s corporate offices, tech hubs, fulfillment centers, retails stores, and transportation network, or pursue career paths outside of Amazon

To celebrate their opening, leaders at the new fulfillment center surprised Helping Harvest Foodbank with a $30,000 monetary donation. The funding will help the foodbank support increased demand due to COVID-19 and payment for food related to shortages throughout the province.

“Helping Harvest is incredibly grateful for Amazon’s generous donation,” said Doug Long Helping Harvest Director of Development.

“The COVID crisis has swelled the lines of local families seeking food assistance. The amazing $30,000 gift from Amazon will go a long way in helping place food on the plates of hungry families throughout the difficult months to come. We look forward to further developing our partnership with Amazon in the fight against hunger.”

Positions are still available at the Hamburg fulfillment center. Interested candidates can visit: http://amazondelivers.jobs

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