Home Depot opening distribution centers in N.J. that will create 400 jobs

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to rock New Jersey, leaving many without jobs as businesses shutter, Home Depot announced it would be opening two distribution centers in Perth Amboy, potentially creating as many as 400 jobs.

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In a Wednesday press release, Home Depot announced it would be opening a 333,000 square-foot flatbed delivery center in Perth Amboy, along with an order fulfillment center in the city, expected to be open sometime next year. The two new facilities would bring an expected 400 jobs to the tri-state area, according to the statement.

“Our customers have varying needs – from DIYers renovating a room in their home to professional contractors on job sites to institutional business customers overseeing maintenance and repair operations,” Kyle Dennis, Home Depot’s vice president of supply chain development, said in the statement. “Ongoing investments to our supply chain network help us deliver on our pro and DIY customers’ changing expectations.”

Home Depot has six distribution centers in New Jersey, New York and Connecticut and the newest facilities are part of $1.2 billion spent by the company on its supply chain, according to the statement.

Both facilities will provide same-day and next-day delivery, with the flatbed delivery center delivering larger bulk orders to customers and stores in the area, the statement said.

The home improvement giant is currently hiring for both facilities, according to the statement.

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