Amazon to open new air cargo hub at Newark airport

About 1,000 jobs are expected to be created

Amazon just signed a 20-year lease with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to develop a new air cargo hub at Newark Liberty International Airport. It will spend $125 million on the facility, which could open in early 2023. The shipping giant says it expects to hire 1,000 people to staff the new cargo hub.

Meantime, Amazon is delaying the return of staff to its U.S. offices due to the rise in the delta variant of the coronavirus. Amazon’s office workers were due to return after Labor Day, but Amazon is pushing the return date to early January.

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