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Amazon to open fulfilment centre in Auburndale, Florida

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Nov '19
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American multi-national technology company, Amazon, is set to open a fulfilment centre in Auburndale, Florida. When the site opens, Amazon will create more than 500 new, full-time jobs starting at $15 an hour with comprehensive benefits starting on day one. Amazon currently employs more than 13,500 full-time associates throughout the state of Florida.

Employees at the more than one million-square-foot fulfilment centre will pick, pack, and ship large customer items, such as sports equipment, patio furniture, fishing rods, pet food, kayaks, bicycles, and larger household goods, according to Amazon.

On top of Amazon’s $15 minimum wage, the company offers full-time employees comprehensive benefits including full medical, vision, and dental insurance as well as a 401(k) with 50 percent match starting on day one. The company also offers up to 20 weeks of maternal and parental paid leave and innovative benefits such as Leave Share and Ramp Back, which give new parents flexibility with their growing families.

In addition, Amazon has pledged to invest over $700 million to provide upskilling training for 100,000 US employees for in demand jobs. All associates will go through hours of safety training and have access to continuing education opportunities through Amazon’s upskilling programmes such as Career Choice. In this programme, the company will pre-pay up to 95 percent of tuition for courses related to in-demand fields, regardless of whether the skills are relevant to a career at Amazon. Since the programme’s launch, more than 25,000 employees have pursued degrees in game design and visual communications, nursing, IT programming and radiology, to name a few.

“We are excited to join the Auburndale community and create more than 500 new, full-time jobs with industry-leading pay and benefits at our newest fulfilment centre in the state. Florida has been a source of exceptional talent for Amazon and the Sunshine state is an ideal location to provide great selection, competitive prices and superfast shipping speeds to Floridians,” Alicia Boler Davis, Amazon’s vice president of global customer fulfilment said.

Amazon’s fulfilment network supports millions of businesses of all sizes worldwide through its Fulfilment By Amazon offering, and many of those local organisations are based in Florida. There are more than 139,000 authors, small and medium-sized businesses, and developers in Florida growing their companies and reaching new customers on Amazon products and services.

Fibre2Fashion News Desk (GK)


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