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      Amazon.com to open fulfillment center in Baltimore

      BALTIMORE (AP) - Amazon.com says it will open a 1 million-square-foot fulfillment center in Baltimore, bringing more than 1,000 full-time jobs.

      The online retailer said Tuesday that Amazon employees will pick, pack and ship books, electronics and consumer goods at the facility.

      Gov. Martin O'Malley said the facility is joining the area surrounding the Port of Baltimore. Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said center presents a unique industrial development opportunity.

      Amazon.com did not give an opening date for the facility.