Henrietta supervisor downplays amount of jobs Amazon facility will create

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The Henrietta town supervisor is throwing cold water on the amount of jobs that could be created by a Amazon facility set to open in Monroe County.

In April, county officials and developer Frank Imburgia gathered to announce the planned facility on Clay Road.

Monroe County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo said, “What does this announcement mean? It means what’s most important to people of the County of Monroe. It means local jobs for local people. It means jobs, jobs, jobs.”

At the April news conference, no one could put a hard figure on how many jobs would be added. The developer would only say “it could be significant” while deferring to Amazon for more information.

Speaking with News 8, the town supervisor of Henrietta thinks the county could be overestimating the impact on jobs the facility will have.

Thursday, we stopped by the 70,000 square foot facility just to see how things were coming along. The offices were up and electricians were finishing up work. We were told next week Amazon will be moving in.

So, we went to Henrietta Town Supervisor Steve Schultz to see if he could tell us how many people the facility would employ. Schultz could only give us a prediction.

“If I had to guess, I would say one to two dozen for in the warehouse itself and potentially a good number of drivers. From my understanding they are going to have their own fleet of trucks.”

However, Schultz says he has not spoken with Amazon directly.

News 8 reached out to the county for response. A spokesperson for Dinolfo said Schultz had no hard facts and was only speculating on how many jobs could or would be created by the facility. The spokesman said he wouldn’t comment on guesswork.

Right now, there are only four jobs listed on Amazon’s website for the Henrietta facility. Click here if you are interested in applying. 

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