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Amazon expands footprint in region

Amazon announced last week that it is continuing its investment in the Hampton Roads area with the launch of a Career Center and two delivery stations.

The Amazon Career Center, located at 1989 S. Military Highway in Chesapeake will serve as a hiring and orientation hub for the company’s operations facilities in Chesapeake, Suffolk, Norfolk, Hampton and Virginia Beach.

Additionally, the company will open two delivery stations in the Hampton Roads area—a 165,000-square-foot facility at 1400 Sewells Point Road in Norfolk and a 111,600-square-foot facility at 223 W. Mercury Boulevard in Hampton.

In celebration of the station launches, Amazon donated to the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern Shore and Virginia Peninsula Foodbank.

Delivery stations power the last mile of Amazon’s order process and help speed up deliveries for customers. Packages are shipped to a delivery station from neighboring Amazon Fulfillment and Sortation Centers, loaded into delivery vehic...

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