Amazon.com Inc. (AMZN) said Tuesday it will create 1,000 new full-time jobs in Delaware, as it launches a new fulfillment center in Wilmington. That will be the ecommerce giant's third fulfillment center in the state, following the launches of operations in New Castle in 1997 and in Middletown in 2012. The new fulfillment center will be built at the site of General Motors Corp.'s (GM) former assembly plant. which closed in 2009. Amazon's new facility will have more than 820,000 square feet on the ground floor, and will pick, pack and ship smaller items such as books, electronics, small household goods and toys. Amazon's stock rallied 2.1% in afternoon trading, putting it on track for a record close. The stock has now run up 34% year to date, while the S&P 500 has lost 8.6%.
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