By: Katie Francis, Follow South Jersey News Reporting Intern
LOGAN TOWNSHIP, N.J. — Gloucester County residents have been seeing farmland turn into buildings, towns, and businesses for decades. Now is no different, with multiple new warehouses and distribution centers popping up in small South Jersey towns. These buildings are not only signs of economic growth, but they also create jobs for thousands of people looking for work.
Right before the Commodore Barry Bridge into Pennsylvania, highway 322 is lined with warehouses for large businesses, one of them being Amazon, which also has a fulfillment center less than three miles away in Swedesboro.
While there are multiple warehouses along the strip, a new project has come into the area. The newest warehouses along the strip are the projects of Logan North Industrial Park, which is a 3.2 million square foot property. Of the eight expected buildings, two have been completed and leased out to large companies this year. The largest warehouse is leased by Target as a warehouse and distribution center.
The company currently has multiple listings online, including full-time positions with titles including Production Controller, Lead Warehouse Worker, and Micromaintence Technician. One of the smaller lots of Logan North Industrial Park is the building now leased by Lineage Logistics, which is a network of cold storage facilities for food distribution.
This location is offering benefits for full-time workers including health and dental insurance, 401k, and paid time off. Some of their online job listings include Custodian, Shipping and Receiving Operator, Turret Operator, and General Warehouse Worker. The Logan Township Amazon Warehouse is also actively hiring warehouse team members with benefits and bonuses. This includes a $3,000 sign-on bonus, health insurance, 401k, paid time off, and an employee discount. Employees who show proof of their COVID-19 vaccination receive a $100 bonus on their first day. Part-time and full-time job openings are crucial to today’s economy.
As of September 4, federal benefits created during the COVID-19 pandemic including Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA), Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PUEC), and Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC) have ended. According to Gov Murphy’s Twitter account, the state distributed $33.7 billion of unemployment assistance to workers and families as of August 30.
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