The Sunshine State will gain another Amazon fulfillment center.
On the heels of its recent announcement to open a new warehouse in Jacksonville, Fla., the retail giant is planning to open a second facility in the same city, and employ an additional 1,000 workers. Jacksonville’s first fulfillment center was announced six months ago.
Employees at the newly-announced one million-sq.-ft. fulfillment center in Jacksonville will pick, pack and ship large items like household decor, sporting equipment and gardening tools. The initial facility, which was announced in July, will cater to the picking, packing and shipping of small items, such as books, electronics and consumer goods. Associates will work alongside innovative technologies to fulfill customer orders.
These two facilities join a fleet of Florida-based warehouses announced over the past three years, including four fulfillment centers, two sortation centers, as well as Prime Now hubs in Miami, Tampa and Orlando, the company said.