Amazon.com Plans Jacksonville, Florida, Fulfillment-Distribution Hub
“Becoming a member of the Jacksonville community is very exciting for us as we grow our presence in Florida. We’re proud to be creating more than 1,500 full-time jobs to join the thousands we currently employ across the state,” said Akash Chauhan, Vice President of Amazon’s North America Operations. “We look forward to continue building relationships in the community to make Jacksonville home.”
At the facility, Amazon employees will pick, pack and ship small items to customers such as books, electronics and consumer goods. Associates will work alongside innovative technologies to fulfill customer orders.
Governor Rick Scott said, “It is great news that Amazon continues to invest in Florida and create new jobs for our families. I look forward to their continued success in Jacksonville and across our state.”
“This is a huge win for our city and citizens,” said Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry. “I am incredibly excited about the opportunities Amazon is bringing to our city, and specifically northwest Jacksonville, a community that will now serve as host to an international, state-of-the art fulfillment and distribution center. Their entry brings more than 1,500 new jobs, strengthens Jacksonville’s position as a destination for international business, and contributes to increased economic development growth and improved quality of life.”
“The new Amazon fulfillment center is an incredible win for northeast Florida, and marks the single largest jobs announcement in Jacksonville’s history,” said Jerry Mallot, President of JAXUSA Partnership. “This project further supports our strategy of targeting outstanding companies, and solidifies Jacksonville as a region of wide open opportunity where anything is possible.”
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