Amazon is holding its biggest ever training and recruiting event on September 15 to fill more than 40,000 corporate and tech positions across 220-plus locations in the U.S. and tens of thousands of hourly positions in Amazon’s Operations network.
Included in this count is several thousand jobs in Florida at a new mega fulfillment center in Tallahassee, a smaller fulfillment center in Port St. Lucie and five new delivery stations expected to open across the state in 2022.
The new 630,000 square-foot fulfillment center, which is anticipated to launch in Tallahassee in late 2022, will create more than 1,000 new, full-time jobs with benefits and opportunities to engage with advanced robotics. Employees at the fulfillment center will pick, pack and ship small items, such as books, electronics and toys, to customers.
“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.”
The five new delivery stations will power the last mile of Amazon’s order process and help increase efficiency of deliveries for customers. The delivery stations are expected to open in 2022 in Melbourne, Riviera Beach, Coral Springs, Fort Myers and St. Petersburg.
The Port St. Lucie fulfillment center is expected to create 500 full-time jobs.
“We’re excited to announce five new delivery stations as we continue to invest in the state of Florida,” said Holly Sullivan, Vice President 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.”
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.
The company has created more than 52,000 full-time jobs throughout the Sunshine State according to findings from its 2021 U.S. Economic Impact Report. The report also notes Amazon’s more than $18 billion investment in the state and $530 billion in the U.S., since 2010.
Amazon’s Career Day event is designed to support all job seekers, whether they are looking for a new job or hoping to transition to a different career altogether—at Amazon or another company. Attendees can participate in one of more than 20,000 personalized career-coaching sessions with an Amazon recruiter. The company is also offering thousands of one-on-one career-coaching sessions for Amazon employees looking to grow their careers at the company or elsewhere. The event will bring together world-leading experts — including New York Times best-selling authors David Epstein and Carla Harris — to provide candid advice on how job seekers can start, build, or transition their careers.
Anyone can register for free here.
“We’re working hard every day to be the best place for people to have satisfying and fulfilling long-term careers,” said Amazon CEO Andy Jassy. “Amazon continues to grow quickly and relentlessly invent across many areas, and we’re hoping that Career Day gives both job seekers and current Amazon employees the support they need to learn new skills or reimagine their careers at Amazon or elsewhere.”
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