Amazon to open 24,000sqm fulfilment centre in Australia

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Amazon says it will create hundreds of new jobs with the opening of its first fulfilment centre in Australia.

Amazon is already recruiting for a range of roles, including operations managers, pickers, packers, systems technicians and HR specialists.

“We are thrilled to be creating hundreds of new roles in Dandenong South,” Amazon Director of Operations for Australia Robert Bruce said. “This is just the start. Over time, we will bring thousands of new jobs to Australia and millions of dollars of investment, as well as opening up the opportunity for thousands of Australian businesses to sell at home and abroad through Amazon Marketplace.”

The new centre is located in the Pellicano’s M2 Industry Park in Dandenong South, Victoria, providing easy access to the South Gippsland Highway, Monash Highway and Eastlink. The building is also close to a wide range of amenities for employees. The lease of the centre was facilitated by CBRE’s industrial and logistics business.

“This new fulfilment centre will stock hundreds of thousands of products that will be available for delivery to customers across Australia when we launch our retail offering,” Mr Bruce said. “We will be focusing on offering our Australian customers low prices on a great selection of products and can’t wait to get started.”

Industry Minister for Victoria Wade Noonan says Amazon is the latest global company to choose Victoria for its Australian operations.

“The company’s decision to locate its centre in Dandenong South will create hundreds of local jobs and open up retail opportunities for thousands of local businesses,” he said.

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