The tenant which will occupy a 1 million-square-foot warehouse building going up off Wesel Boulevard in Hagerstown has been identified — Amazon.
The online retailer plans to open a new, state-of-the-art fulfillment center in the Hagerstown Logistics Center, part of the NorthPoint Development. Construction of the building is underway and Amazon expects to launch the new operation in 2021, according to a Tuesday email from Courtney Johnson Norman of Amazon.
The center will create 500 new, full-time jobs, according to a news release from public-relations company TBC.
Employees at the fulfillment center will work alongside “innovative technologies to pick, pack and ship larger customer items such as mattresses, kayaks, grills and exercise equipment,” according to the release. Amazon will also hire positions in human resources, operations management, safety, security, finance and information technology.