NORTH HAVEN - Democratic Gov. Dannel Malloy says Amazon will add 1,800 jobs at a new $250 million â€śfulfillment centerâ€ť in Connecticut.
In an announcement Thursday, Malloy calls the future center â€śa significant win for our state's taxpayers and our economy.â€ť
The state is offering up to $25 million in tax incentives to Amazon for the project, which will be built on a 168-acre site in North Haven pending approval.
Amazon's Vice President of North America operations, Akash Chauhan, says the center will offer wages â€ś30 percent higher than traditional retail rolesâ€ť and â€ścomprehensive benefits.â€ť
First Selectman Michal Freda says the new center could bring $5 million a year in tax revenue to North Haven.
Amazon has two centers in the state that employ about 2,000 people.