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Amazon plans two new supply chain facilities in Florida

Amazon will open a fulfillment center and a delivery station in Florida in 2021.

The e-tail giant intends to launch a new, more-than-600,000-sq.-ft. fulfillment center in Temple Terrace, Fla. Employees at the site will work alongside automated technologies to pick, pack and ship smaller customer items such as books, electronics, small household goods and toys. Amazon expects to create 750 full-time jobs at the facility, including roles in HR, operations management, safety, security, finance, and IT.

Amazon currently operates seven fulfillment and sortation centers in Florida. The centers are located in Jacksonville, Davenport, Orlando, Miami, Ruskin, and Lakeland.

“We’re excited to be growing our operations in Florida and we are excited to open a new fulfillment center in Temple Terrace,” said Alicia Boler Davis, Amazon’s VP of global customer fulfillment. “Amazon is committed to providing great jobs with industry-leading pay and benefits, starting on day one, in a safe, innovative work environment. Amazon is grateful for the continued support we’ve received from local and state leaders and we look forward to creating over seven hundred jobs for the Temple Terrace community.”

Amazon is also planning a new delivery station in Lutz, Fla. that will support its last-mile delivery capabilities to speed up deliveries for customers in Pasco County. The Lutz delivery station is also anticipated to open in 2021. Amazon has more than 150 delivery stations in the U.S.

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