Amazon to open 2 new delivery stations in North Carolina

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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Amazon says it will open two new delivery stations in the North Carolina cities of Raleigh and Garner.

The Raleigh News & Observer reported Wednesday that the stations will speed up delivery of packages in that area. The online retail giant also said that the new stations will help to create hundreds of new jobs this year.

Packages arrive at delivery stations from fulfillment centers. Packages are picked up at the delivery stations by delivery vehicles and taken to customers.

Amazon has not released specifics on the exact number of new positions. But a company spokeswoman said there will be roughly 600 full-time jobs across existing facilities between Wake and Durham counties. There already are three Amazon delivery stations the area and a total of eight in the state.

The pay for the new positions starts at $15 per hour with benefits.

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