Amazon opens new Florida fulfillment center
today Nov 21, 2019
Amazon has announced its plans to open a new fulfillment center in Auburndale, Florida.
The facility, which is being developed by Prologis, is set to create over 500 new full-time jobs starting at $15 an hour with comprehensive benefits.
Like Amazon’s recently opened fulfillment center in Mississippi’s DeSoto County, the new Auburndale location takes up over one million-square-feet, and those employed there will be responsible for picking, packing and shipping large customer items like sports equipment, patio furniture, bicycles and larger household goods.
The fulfillment center marks Amazon’s fourth facility in Polk County.
“Florida has been a source of exceptional talent for Amazon and the Sunshine state is an ideal location to provide great selection, competitive prices and superfast shipping speeds to Floridians,” said Alicia Boler Davis, Amazon’s vice president of global customer fulfillment.
“Amazon has been an impactful employer providing good jobs and expanded tax base for Polk County citizens,” added George Lindsey, chairman for the Polk County Board of County Commissioners. “They continue to invest in our community further strengthening our economic prosperity.”
According to Amazon, the company currently employs over 13,500 full-time associates throughout Florida, in addition to providing its products and services to more than 139,000 authors, small and medium-sized businesses, and developers in the state.
In addition to Auburndale, Amazon has fulfillment centers sprinkled throughout the state of Florida in cities like Ruskin, Doral and Jacksonville, among others.
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