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We got inside New York City’s first-ever Amazon fulfillment center, where thousands of people work in a building large enough for 18 football fields

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  • Amazon’s first-ever New York State fulfillment center opened last September in the New York City borough of Staten Island.
  • The massive fulfillment center could hold 18 football fields within its hundreds of thousands of square feet, and over 3,000 people are employed there.
  • We visited the fulfillment center on Tuesday for a tour of one of Amazon’s most modern warehouses in the US.
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Forget about “HQ2” – last September, Amazon opened a gigantic facility in New York City that instantly created thousands of jobs.

It was Amazon’s first major “fulfillment center” in New York City and New York State, and it was specifically opened to serve one of Amazon’s largest delivery markets: the New York City metro region.

The shipping warehouse, based in Staten Island, is also one of Amazon’s most futuristic – in addition to the thousands of people working there, it has dozens of robots.

Business Insider visited the massive fulfillment center last week – here’s a look inside:

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