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Amazon opening new fulfillment centre in Miami
Jun '17
Amazon.com is opening a new fulfillment centre in the Sunshine State to be located in Miami. The fulfillment centre will create over 1,000 full-time jobs with benefits and opportunities to engage with Amazon Robotics in a highly technological workplace. Employees at the centre will pick, pack and ship small items such as books, electronics and toys.

The facility will feature innovative technology such as Amazon Robotics that will assist employees in fulfilling customer orders.

“Florida has been a bright spot for Amazon operations with its dedicated and talented workforce who have found great, full-time opportunities with us. This new fulfillment centre will join a sortation centre and Prime Now hub in the area and we look forward to deepening our ties in the Miami-Dade community,” said Akash Chauhan, Amazon’s vice president of North America Operations.

Amazon has created more than 4,000 full-time jobs in Florida since first entering the state in 2013. Two new fulfillment centres were recently announced in Jacksonville and with this new facility, the company’s presence will increase to 10 locations, including fulfillment and sortation centres and Prime Now hubs. The new fulfillment centre will bring Amazon’s workforce in the Sunshine State to more than 7,500.

Governor Rick Scott said, “I am proud that Amazon has committed to continue investing and creating opportunities across Florida. This facility will create thousands of new jobs and is great news for families in Opa-locka. This announcement is further evidence of the important role of Enterprise Florida and local economic development agencies, and I look forward to seeing Amazon’s ongoing success throughout our state.”

“Miami-Dade County is happy to welcome Amazon’s more than 800,000-square-foot fulfillment centre to our world-class community with the opening of the new fulfillment center at Opa-locka Executive Airport. This high-tech project will bring 1,000 full-time jobs to our residents, and serves as further evidence that Miami-Dade is a community where major companies want to grow, invest and do business,” said Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A Gimenez.

The new Amazon fulfillment centre is to be located at the Carrie Meek International Business Park. The Carrie Meek Foundation and Foundry Commercial started working together in 2010, when the two entities came together over a shared vision for creating a stronger South Florida community. Carrie Meek International Business Park is the first public/private partnership of its kind in South Florida, as it will not only strive to create thousands of jobs in the area through the development itself, but will also prepare and assist area residents to take advantage of the new jobs through training provided by the Carrie Meek Foundation.

“The Carrie Meek International Business Park is a unique and special development for all of Miami-Dade County that started as a vision on the part of former US Congresswoman Carrie P Meek and is now a dream realised,” said Pryse Elam, principal and president of development and investment at Foundry Commercial. (SV)

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