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Openings in Middletown
Facilities Area Manager
ICQA Area Manager
ICQA Operations Manager
ICQA Program Developer
Computerized Maintenance Management Systems CMMS/Administrator
Control Systems Specialist
Tech Support Technician
Facilities Service Technician
Loss Prevention Specialist
Amazon.com has begun hiring for its planned 1.2 million-square-foot fulfillment center now under construction on the west side of Middletown.
Recent postings on the internet retailer’s job sites seek candidates for more than a dozen positions, ranging from $11.25-an-hour warehouse associate to $50-an-hour senior operations manager.
The $90 million product-shipping facility is expected to employ 850 by November and up to 2,500 seasonal employees for two- to three-month periods twice a year.
State grant application records show that Amazon will pay about $11 an hour to about 700 members of its regular work force, with higher rates for technicians and top managers.
Middletown’s fulfillment center, located southeast of U.S. 301, across from the Wal-Mart Supercenter, will be more than five times larger than Amazon’s similar operation in New Castle, which employs 350 people.
The site on 76 acres is being built with the help of taxpayer funds, including nearly $7.5 million in state grants, as well as a $1 million tax abatement deal between Amazon and Middletown.
The state economic development funding includes a $3.47 million grant package from the Delaware Strategic Fund to support job creation and the project’s capital expenditures.
Just over $2 million of that package is linked to jobs, and will be disbursed in two stages. The first will be paid when Amazon has hired a minimum of 425 full-time permanent employees.
“The final payment would be made upon certification by Amazon has hired the balance of 424 additional new, full-time permanent employees for the new facility and has achieved and maintained a total full-time, permanent employee level of 849 for a period of 90 days,” according to the Delaware Economic Development Office.
In addition, Amazon — with the town of Middletown as its sponsor — has been approved for up to $4 million in grant money from the New Jobs Infrastructure Fund. That grant will be used to build extensions of public roads to serve the project, improve traffic flow and provide access to additional properties for future economic development.
None of the grant money has been disbursed yet.