Amazon.com plans to open seven new sites in Florida in 2022, including two new fulfillment centers and five new delivery stations.
The online retail giant said the sites are expected to create more than 2,000 full-time jobs in Florida and bring Amazon’s total state investment to more than $18 billion.
The new 630,000 square-foot fulfillment center is expected to launch in Tallahassee, FL, in late 2022. Employees at the fulfillment center will pick, pack and ship small items, such as books, electronics and toys, to customers. The opening will create around 1,000 new, full-time jobs. The five new delivery stations will power the last mile of Amazon’s order process and help increase efficiency of deliveries for customers.
“We’re excited to announce five new delivery stations as we continue to invest in the state of Florida,” said Holly Sullivan, VP 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 one million-square-foot fulfillment center in Port St. Lucie, FL, is anticipated to launch in 2022 as well. That site is expected to create 500 new, full-time jobs and employees will pack and ship large customer items, such as sports equipment, patio furniture, fishing rods, pet food, kayaks, bicycles, and larger household goods.
“We are grateful for the strong support we’ve received from local and state leaders as we broaden our footprint throughout the Sunshine State,” Mark Marzano, director of operations at Amazon, said of the Port St. Lucie site. “We look forward to bringing more than 500 good jobs to St. Lucie County and contributing positively to the community.”
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.
“Amazon’s project is a once-in-a-generation economic development opportunity for our entire community,” said Leon County Commission Chairman Rick Minor. “Amazon’s investment in Florida’s Capital County will be transformative, generating more than 1,000 full-time jobs and a total economic impact of $451 million. We are living in extraordinary times, and our ability to create more employment opportunities for local families could not have come at a better time.”
Amazon expects the six new sites to open in 2022 at the following locations: