Amazon Warehouse Job Fair

General scenes outside the Amazon Fulfillment center in Robbinsville Township, N.J., Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2017. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Julio Cortez

Amazon will open a $100 million fulfillment center in Staten Island — the company's first such facility in New York. 

The 855,000-square-foot center will be located in the Global Logistics Park on West Shore. The project will create 2,250 full-time jobs, according to Gov. Andrew Cuomo's office. 

The company's investment will be supported by up to $18 million in state tax credits linked to job creation goals. 

"Amazon's decision to establish the first state-of-the-art fulfillment center in New York affirms our position at the forefront of the growing global innovation economy, and this investment will create thousands of jobs and opportunities for the Staten Island community," Cuomo said. 

Amazon has more than 80 fulfillment centers in the U.S. and around the world. There are warehouses in neighboring states, such as New Jersey and Pennsylvania. But the company doesn't currently have a fulfillment center in New York. 

A fulfillment center allows Amazon to satisfy orders and ship products. The facility in New York will utilize Amazon Robotics technology. The automated vehicles will be used in addition to the human workforce. 

Sanjay Shah, vice president of customer fulfillment for Amazon, said the company is excited to bring its first fulfillment center to New York. 

"The support of local leaders has been instrumental in our ability to come to New York, and we are grateful for the welcome we've received to bring thousands of new jobs with benefits starting on day one," Shah said. 

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