State Leaders Participate in Amazon’s Fall River Grand Opening Ceremony

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Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos (photo credit: Amazon)

Governor Charlie Baker, U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren, and Representative Joe Kennedy are among Massachusetts leaders celebrating the arrival of Amazon’s fulfilment center in Fall River at the company’s Grand Opening Ceremony on March 24, 2017. They are joined by State Senator Michael Rodrigues, Representative Carole Fiola, and Fall River Mayor Jasiel Correia.

“Our footprint in Massachusetts continues to grow. We currently employ hundreds of developers, engineers, and scientists. Now we will add hundreds of additional full-time associates in our first fulfillment center in the state,” said Mike Roth, Amazon’s vice president of North America operations, in a statement last fall. “Massachusetts is a great place to do business and we are excited to be creating more jobs.”

According to the Boston Globe, the one million square foot warehouse, which has been operating since last fall, currently “employs more than 1,000 people, who pack boxes, drive robotic forklifts, operate high-tech conveyer belts, and load trucks.”

“Amazon’s presence in Fall River and their commitment to create hundreds of new jobs will bring an important economic boost to one of our gateway cities and the surrounding region,” Governor Charlie Baker said in a statement last fall. “Our administration is focused on paving the way for more companies to grow and expand in the Commonwealth and increasing economic opportunities available for our residents to succeed.”