Amazon open it’s first stand alone sort centre in Australia

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Amazon have announced they will be opening their first Australian stand alone sort centre in Melbourne.

The new sort centre will create around 200 local jobs ranging from entry level positions that will sort customer orders to specialist roles including human resources, workplace health and safety to team leader positions. The purpose-built site will also enable Amazon to further enhance delivery speed for customers in the country.

The 15,600 square metre sort centre (nearly the size of the Melbourne Cricket Ground oval) has commenced construction in Craigieburn, Melbourne – generating over 700 construction jobs. Amazon Sort Centres are where already-picked-and-packed customer orders are sorted by final destination and then consolidated and shipped to last mile sites for delivery to customers.

We chose Melbourne as the home of our first Australian fulfilment centre in 2017 and have continued to invest significantly in Victoria, providing employment for hundreds of Melbournians and improving delivery promises for our customers. Opening our first sort centre in Melbourne signifies further our commitment to the state. It will create around 200 new local jobs for Melbourne ranging from entry level positions with on-the-job training to roles in IT, HR, and operations, all working in a safe and supportive environment, with competitive pay.

Craig Fuller, Director of Operations, Amazon Australia

The Craigieburn Sort Centre is our fifth operations site in Melbourne, supporting the company’s existing fulfilment and logistics network in Victoria which includes fulfilment centres in Dandenong South and Ravenhall, and Amazon Logistics sites in Tullamarine and Mulgrave.



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