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UPDATED – Amazon to open delivery station in Fort Wayne, creating “hundreds” of jobs

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WOWO): WOWO News has learned that the new Amazon Delivery Station will occupy a recently built 150,000 square foot building at 8610 Avionics Drive, near Fort Wayne International Airport.

The building can be expanded to 240,000 square feet if needed and is part of a 20 acre development. It was built with the support of the Allen County Redevelopment Commission as part of a joint venture between Great Lakes Capital, The Hagerman Group and the city of Fort Wayne.

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It’s about to become a little easier to receive orders from Amazon in Allen County.

The online retail giant announced it will be opening a new Fort Wayne delivery station, which the company says will power its “last-mile delivery capabilities” to speed up deliveries for customers in Allen County.

“We are proud to partner with Amazon as they expand their footprint in Indiana,” said Mayor Tom Henry. “The new Amazon Delivery Station will bring additional jobs, revenue and growth to our community. This is a great win for our local workforce, entrepreneurs, and our citizens.”

Delivery stations enable Amazon Logistics to supplement capacity and flexibility to Amazon’s delivery capabilities. Additionally, the station will create hundreds of full-time and part-time jobs, paying a minimum of $15 per hour, and offering a variety of benefits packages “from day one.”

The company says delivery stations also give entrepreneurs the chance to build their own business delivering Amazon packages.

Learn more here.

The site, the location of which has not yet been released, is expected to open later this year.

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