SEATTLE – Amazon plans to open a fulfillment centre in Deltona, Florida, creating more than 500 new, full-time jobs.
Employees at the more than one million-square-foot fulfillment centre will pick, pack and ship large customer items, such as sports equipment, patio furniture, fishing rods, pet food, kayaks, bicycles, and larger household goods.
Amazon first launched fulfillment operations in the Sunshine State in 2013. Currently, Amazon operates facilities in Orlando, Miami, Tampa, and Jacksonville.
“Since 2013, Amazon has invested more than $5 billion in Florida through local fulfillment centers and cloud infrastructure, research facilities, and compensation to thousands of employees in the state,” said Alicia Boler Davis, Amazon’s vice-president of global customer fulfillment.
Amazon’s fulfillment network supports millions of businesses through its Fulfillment By Amazon offering, and many of those local organizations are based in Florida. There are more than 139,000 authors, small and medium-sized businesses, and developers in Florida.
The project is being developed by Seefried Industrial Properties.