Amazon confirms two last-mile delivery centers

Amazon confirmed Monday morning that it is opening two last-mile delivery centers in New Castle County, continuing its First State building spree.

The centers include already-built space at the Delaware Logistics Center near Delaware City, as first reported by the Delaware Business Times in January. The second space includes a smaller warehouse being constructed on the site of its Boxwood Road mega fulfillment center in Newport set to open this summer.

A company spokeswoman said that the delivery stations will each create hundreds of new full- and part-time jobs and are expected to open in late 2021.

“We are excited to continue to invest in the state of Delaware with new delivery stations that will provide efficient delivery for customers and create hundreds of job opportunities for the talented workforce,” said Jenna Hilzenrath, an Amazon spokesperson, in a statement. “These new delivery stations represent Amazon’s unwavering commitment to safety, technological innovations, and skilled teams who are obsessed with delivering for our customers.”

Amazon has been quickly growing its network of last-mile delivery stations, operating more than 250 nationwide right now. Packages arrive at these stations from fulfillment or sortation centers and are loaded into vehicles for delivery to customers. Amazon’s increasingly visible blue delivery trucks are manned by third-party contractors while the company’s Flex service hires so-called gig workers to deliver packages out of their own vehicles.

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