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Amazon to create 2,500 jobs in Ohio with 2 new fulfillment centers

Tomi Kilgore

Amazon.com Inc. said Monday it will create more than 2,500 full-time jobs in Ohio as it plans to open two new fulfillment centers. The e-commerce and cloud giant plans to open one center in Akron and the other in Rossford. Each center will be more than 700,000 square feet, will ship small items such as books, electronics and toys and will operate with advanced robotics. Amazon's stock, which gained 0.5% in premarket trading, has rallied 31% year to date through Friday, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average has advanced 16%.