Amazon.com, Inc. is expanding its investments in Florida with a new robotics fulfillment center and five new delivery stations.
The new facilities are expected to create more than 2,000 full-time jobs in the Sunshine State.
The new 630,000 square-foot fulfillment center, which is anticipated to launch in Tallahassee, Florida in late 2022, will create more than 1,000 new, full-time jobs.
Amazon said delivery stations offer entrepreneurs the opportunity to build their own business delivering Amazon packages.
”In addition, independent contractors gain the flexibility to be their own boss and create their own schedule delivering for Amazon Flex.,” said in a press release.
Amazon expects the six new sites to open in 2022 at the following locations:
- Fulfillment Center – 6720 Mahan Drive, Tallahassee, FL 32308
- Delivery Station – 3998 Sarno Road, Melbourne, FL 32934
- Delivery Station – 1301 President Barack Obama Highway, Riviera Beach, FL 33404
- Delivery Station – 4000 NW 126th Avenue, Coral Springs, FL 33076
- Delivery Station – 16300 Lee Road, Fort Myers, FL 33967
- Delivery Station – 6101 45th Street N, St. Petersburg, FL 33714 (City of Pinellas Park)
The company has created more than 52,000 full-time jobs throughout the state according to findings from its 2021 U.S. Economic Impact Report.
The report also notes Amazon’s more than $18 billion investment in the state and $530 billion in the U.S., since 2010 over the last decade, demonstrating the company’s commitment to creating quality jobs and generating economic opportunity.
“We’re excited to announce five new delivery stations as we continue to invest in the state of Florida,” said Holly Sullivan, Vice President of Worldwide Economic Development for Amazon. “The new facilities not only allow us to better serve our customers across the state, it allows us to create jobs and drive opportunity within the Sunshine State. We’re proud to have created more than 52,000 jobs and invested more than $18 billion in the state over the past decade.”
This announcement comes one week after the company announced a new fulfillment center in Port St. Lucie, Florida, which is set to create 500 full-time jobs.
Amazon currently operates more than 50 sites in Florida that support customer fulfillment and delivery operations, including more than 10 facilities that launched in 2020.