Just when the issues with shipping to numerous warehouses seem to settle down, Amazon announces plans for more new fulfillment centers.
Governor Chris Christie of New Jersey and Amazon have reached a deal that hinged on Amazon paying sales tax on purchases to New Jersey residents. The collection of sales tax will begin in July 2013 at the end of a 15-month exemption period. The agreement also resulted in Amazon making plans to open two new fulfillment centers in New Jersey (exact locations have not been determined). As with other new centers, the projects are expected to created nearly 1,500 new full-time jobs in addition to thousands of full-time temporary, seasonal, and construction jobs. Gov. Christie believes this new arrangement will bring in between $30 to 40 million dollars in additional sales tax revenue.
Expect to see these new centers online in 2013.