GATES, N.Y. (WROC) — August is the new timeline for the opening of the Amazon warehouse in Gates on Manitou Road. Town Supervisor of Gates, Cosmo Giunta, confirmed in an email to News 8.
This project was first announced in 2020, and was delayed because of supply chain issues. The goal is to ultimately bring over a thousand jobs, with hopes that the surrounding area will flourish.
Currently, Amazon’s hiring website does not list any open positions, but their “job site” does. A spokesperson for Amazon returned this statement over email:
“We are in the early stages of hiring our leadership and operations team for our fulfillment center in Gates and all current openings can be found at Amazon.jobs. We anticipate more positions being posted as progress at the site continues, and we look forward to bringing these jobs to Rochester.”
“The trickle-down effect,” said Giunta in a previous interview with News 8 in 2022. “Bringing housing, people moving into the town as well, businesses around there too.”
Shipments would start to come in when the facility is open, and they would be able to ship from there in the six to eight weeks following the opening.