Amazon has opened a robots manufacturing facility in Westborough, Massachusetts, the first of its kind to expand the Amazon Robotics manufacturing capacity and increase its growth in the region. For decades, Massachusetts has been known as a hub for robotic innovation, and the opening of Amazon headquarters here further strengthens its reputation.
Amazon Robotics is also expanding its engineering, production, maintenance, and testing teams in Massachusetts with the opening of a new facility in Cambridge. Additionally, it will have a 350,000 square-foot building with corporate offices, R&D labs, and manufacturing facilities. Together, these two sites form the heart of the company’s robotics advancements.
Career and education opportunities
The company takes its responsibility as a major employer in the Commonwealth very seriously. Since the company started using automation in its operations in 2012, over a million jobs have opened up worldwide. As a result of the Amazon Robotics expansion, over 200 new manufacturing jobs have also been generated in Massachusetts.
In fact, the company just opened up 150,000 seasonal positions, with 1,500 of those positions being located in the state of Massachusetts as part of the Amazon Robotics expansion. These are new full- and part-time operations positions. There are other positions available in stowing and storing, collecting, packing, and sorting customer orders, as well as managerial and IT tasks.
An hourly position at Amazon can serve as a stepping stone to a long-term career with the company. Their employees have access to the education and development they need to succeed in their roles. Regular full-time employees will be able to begin their careers with a base wage that would be more than twice the rate of federal minimum wage, together with complete health insurance and paid time off. More than 250,000 employees in the United States will also benefit from the company’s $1.2 billion investment in upskilling by 2025.
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