Amazon’s new delivery station in Danbury will officially open for business this week and welcome associates inside the 148-thousand square-foot building to celebrate its Day One of operation.
The delivery station on Old Sherman Turnpike will create more than 100 full and part-time associate jobs, all paying at least $15 per hour. The company will also employ hundreds of drivers for Amazon’s Delivery Service Partners and Amazon Flex drivers.
To coincide with the Danbury opening, Amazon fulfilled $10,000 worth of wish list items for the Women's Center of Greater Danbury including laptops, printers, televisions, mattresses, bedding, school supplies, backpacks, and personal care products. Amazon also hosted a food truck lunch for Women's Center employees and volunteers to acknowledge the work they do to support women and children in need and foster equality and empowerment for all.
Packages are shipped to a delivery station from neighboring Amazon Fulfillment and Sortation Centers, loaded into delivery vehicles and delivered to customers. Since 2010, Amazon has created more than 8,500 jobs in Connecticut and invested more than $2.1 billion across the state, including infrastructure and compensation.