Amazon Readies Tallahassee Robotics Fulfillment Center
August 11, 2021
investment in Florida with six new buildings to
support operations closer to customers. The new robotics
fulfillment center and five new delivery stations are expected
to create more than 2,000 full-time jobs in the Sunshine State.
As Amazon continues to invest, the company has created more than
52,000 full-time jobs throughout the state according to findings
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 over the last decade, demonstrating
the company’s commitment to creating quality jobs and generating
The new 630,000
square-foot fulfillment center, which is anticipated to launch
in Tallahassee, Florida 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.
The five new
delivery stations will power the last mile of Amazon’s order
process and help increase efficiency of deliveries for
customers. Delivery stations also offer entrepreneurs the
opportunity to build their own business delivering
packages. In addition, independent contractors gain the
flexibility to be their own boss and create their own schedule
delivering for Amazon Flex.
expects the six new sites to open in 2022 at the following
– 6720 Mahan Drive, Tallahassee, FL 32308
– 3998 Sarno Road, Melbourne, FL 32934
– 1301 President Barack Obama Highway,
Riviera Beach, FL
– 4000 NW 126th Avenue, Coral Springs, FL 33076
– 16300 Lee Road, Fort Myers, FL 33967
– 6101 45th Street N, St. Petersburg, FL 33714 (City of Pinellas Park)
announcement comes one week after the company announced a new
fulfillment center in Port St. Lucie, Florida, which is set to
create 500 full-time jobs.
currently operates more than 50 sites in Florida that support customer fulfillment and
delivery operations, including more than 10 facilities that
launched in 2020.
In addition to
ongoing investments in its physical operations and fulfillment
network, cloud infrastructure and retail locations,
Amazon prioritizes significant
investment in its employees, paying more than $160
billion in compensation to its
workforce over the last ten years. Amazon provides employees with wages starting at least
$15 an hour with industry-leading benefits starting on day one
including healthcare, 401(k) retirement savings and career
skills training programs.