Amazon to open new FC at Auburndale, Florida

Amazon is to open a new, one million square foot fulfilment centre in Auburndale, Florida, creating more than 500 full time jobs in the city.

The fulfilment centre is to handle large customer items such as sports equipment, outdoor furniture, kayaks and other large household goods.

“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 fulfillment center in the state,” said Alicia Boler Davis, Amazon’s vice president of global customer fulfillment. “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.”

Amazon has also announced it is to invest more than $700 million in its employee up-skilling programmes such as Career Choice. The opportunities will be made available to more than 100,000 Amazon staff. More than 25,000 staff have signed up to the programmes to date.

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